Arabic Typography
as an Agent of Resistance


Presentation by
Huda Smitshuijzen-AbiFarès (Amsterdam)

The talk will address the new visual genres and strategies of political and social resistance that Arabic typography and lettering have embodied over the past decade, presenting a wide range of projects from print typography, to street art and lettering in public space from across the Arab World. Huda Smitshuijzen-AbiFares is founding director of the Khatt Foundation, a cultural foundation and design research center dedicated to advancing design and typography in the Middle East, North Africa and their diaspora, established in 2004.