Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts
Creative Weekend

21-22 June 2019

Warehouse421 is convening a two-day Creative Weekend that will provide new insights into the extensive research and production process that went into the making of the Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts exhibition [still showing at Warehouse421 until 28 July].

The Creative Weekend features an engaging mix of hands-on workshops and moderated panel discussions that are all open to the public. Topics to be explored include pre-Islamic written cultural heritage and its relevance to contemporary art and design from the region, the role of writing and calligraphy within Islamic material culture, and the potential for art and graphic design to communicate regional cultural narratives.

Workshops - Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy

Workshops

Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy

This workshop will introduce participants to the history and practice of Arabic calligraphy through a combination of presentations and practical exercises.

21 June 2019
16:00 - 19:00

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Workshops - Palmyrene Clay Structures

Workshops

Palmyrene Clay Structures

Participants in this workshop will create clay sculptures inspired by the Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts exhibition.

22 June 2019
11:00 - 14:00

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Talks - The UAE: 10,000 Years of Adaptation, Technology and Social Cohesion.

Talks

The UAE: 10,000 Years of Adaptation, Technology and Social Cohesion.

This discussion will explore the archaeology of the UAE from the Neolithic period, beginning around 10,000 years ago.

22 June 2019
12:00 - 13:30

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Talks - Relevant Graphic Design: Communicating Regional and Cultural Narratives

Talks

Relevant Graphic Design: Communicating Regional and Cultural Narratives

Graphic design is a ubiquitous and en ever-evolving practice that touches every aspect of contemporary life. It is an approach and a way of thinking, and shapes messages and narratives — graphic design is a discipline that is capable of altering and shaping our world.

22 June 2019
17:00 - 18:30

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Workshops - The Art of Lettering with Ancient Arabian Scripts

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The Art of Lettering with Ancient Arabian Scripts

This workshop will involve hands-on drawing and experimentation with various styles and writing techniques. It will introduce participants to the expressive possibilities of lettering using ancient Arabian scripts, thus linking ancient letterforms to contemporary design.

22 June 2019
14:30 - 18:30

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