Khatt Foundation Events in March

At Design Days Dubai 2013

March is always a hectic cultural season in the Middle East and specially in the Gulf.
This year's Design Days Dubai, the Middle East and South Asia's design fair dedicated to collectible and limited edition furniture and objects, will be hosting several Khatt Foundation events. We hope that you can joins one or more of these events.

ATDB_BK_COVER - Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès

1. Exhibition @ Design Days Dubai, 17-21 March 2013, Stand E1

In collaboration with Tashkeel, we will be exhibiting the work produced in our last Arabic Type Design workshop, held end of last year at Tashkeel. Please visit us at the Tashkeel exhibition stand E1.

2. Book Launch @ Studio, Design Days Dubai, 18 March 2013, 20.30-21.00

Arabic Type Design for Beginners, an Illustrated Guidebook

3. Talk: Jameel Prize 2013 @ Studio, Design Days Dubai, 20 March 2013, 19.00-20.00

Salma Tuqan, curator of contemporary Middle Eastern art at the V&A and co-curator of the Jameel Prize 2013 leads an informal discussion with Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, Founding Creative Director, The Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography and also a judge for this year’s prize, and one of the Jameel Prize 2013 shortlisted designers.

4. Workshop @ Studio, Design Days Dubai, 21 March 2013, 16.00-18.00

Arabic Lettering & Ornament, A Khatt Foundation Workshop.
The workshop will discuss the principles of arabesque in relation to lettering and to the structure of the Arabic script in contemporary visual culture.

Please feel free to visit our Calendar section to read more about the other exciting design/art events taking place around the Middle East this March 2013