Oct 26, 2016
Oct 29, 2016

GRANSHAN Conference 2016

Granshan is the hub for global visual identity. We celebrate the typefaces, typography, and communication design that enable communities to develop culture and enterprise in a balance between local, regional, and global.
The annual conference is a forum for exchange and learning about designing for environments that respect complex social and personal cultural histories, and respond to a world that grows at the same time more interconnected and intimate.


The theme of the conference is “Navigating communities”.
Our programme is developing around the interaction of typefaces, texts, wayfinding, and the text-based systems we rely on to navigate daily through physical and virtual environments. We bring together speakers with global expertise and local knowledge, to discuss how design can change communities, give focus to enterprise, and underpin regional identities. 


The conference is organised under the auspices of the American University in Cairo, and takes place in the historical downtown Tahrir campus. Our location brings together neighbourhoods rich with overlapping cultures, a vibrant metropolitan environment, and a gateway to a region developing into a global hub.

More about the previous conference: 2015.granshan.com2014.granshan.de2013.granshan.de
To find out more about GRANSHAN Competition 2016, please visit: granshan.org

Speakers


Abjad Type Foundry
University of Reading
Foundland Collective // American University of Cairo
American University of Cairo
American University of Beirut

Workshops

Wednesday, 26 October                                             

Japanese Paper-making by Carla Salem                  
Full-day                                                                       

3d Arabic Type by Yara Khoury
Full-day

Technical Workshop: Glyphs by Georg Seifert 
Full-day

Arabic calligraphy and lettering
Full-day



Thursday, 27 October

Kamal Mansour
Half-day

Tickets available now on "BUY TICKETS"  


Venue Map

Parcel 8,التسعين الجنوبي,Cairo Governorate 11835,Ägypten

Sponsors