PI: Basma Hamdy, Associate Professor, Department of Graphic Design

The TypeAraby platform is dedicated to the creation, study, promotion and preservation of Arabic typography and type-design. It was initiated by the Graphic Design Department at VCUarts Qatar as a laboratory space for cultivating a contemporary vision for Arabic type while maintaining and promoting its traditional calligraphic roots as an important mechanism for language sustainability. The platform is a springboard for events, workshops, lectures, exhibitions and publications that engage local, regional and international creative communities.