fbpx Connecting Heritage to Contemporary Culture | Amman Design Week

Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès will be holding a public talk where she will be speaking about the many forms that curating design can take today, ‬from a research investigation that expands into the creation of commissioned works‭, ‬to publications‭, ‬to a physical or virtual exhibition‭. ‬Drawing on her professional experience with Khatt Foundation, AbiFarès highlights the role of the curator as a facilitator and a catalyzer of various‭ ‬ideas and professional practices in the service of communicating a particular idea or theme‭. ‬Issues that will be addressed will include ‬combining a unique local perspective to a wider regional and/or universal design concerns‭, ‬and connecting heritage and local crafts to contemporary design techniques‭, ‬production/distribution methods‭.

This talk is part of the public program running alongside the ‘Intro to curating contemporary design course’, sponsored by the British Council and with the support of Careem.

About Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès

Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès is the Founding Director of the Khatt Foundation. Based in Amsterdam, her professional, cultural, and educational activities extend from the US, Europe and the Arab World. She holds a PhD from Leiden University, an MFA from Yale University, and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale). She specializes in multilingual typographic research and design, and has published several books on this topic. She currently supervises research of PhD candidates at Leiden University’s Arts Program and works as a design curator, writer, designer, and publisher.

Huda AbiFares
Amman Design Week Space
Jabal Amman