Garine Gokceyan, Mirjam Somers, Joran Proot, Iman Sajirati, Mohammad Tamim Sahibzada

On borders, people dream

In the context of International Mother Language Day, Stadscanvas (Fameus), Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Museum Plantin-Moretus and Plantin Institute of Typography have put their hearts together.

Together, we work(ed) on a trajectory and a program on 21st of February 2014. Bachelor students from Sint Lucas Antwerpen's elective course ‘Letters in a multilingual world’ worked with artistic newcomers from Stadscanvas and wrote a community poem. The results will be printed on the replica press at Museum Plantin-Moretus on February 21. You’re welcome to join this printing session and join the workshops given by Iman Sajirati en Mohammad Tamim Sahibzada of Stadscanvas that same afternoon. For the evening program we’d like to invite you at Sint Lucas Antwerpen. We are looking forward to the presentations by designers Mirjam Somers and Garine Gokceyan, and historian Joran Proot. The presentations will touch on different dimensions of (book and letter) design whilst working with multiple scripts, but also touch upon social-political aspects such as the life of a ‘diasporic script’.

● Workshops from 1:30 pm to 4 pm
Museum Plantin-Moretus, Vrijdagmarkt 22, 2000 Antwerp
● Evening program from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Aula, Sint Lucas Antwerpen, School of Arts, Van Schoonbekestraat 143, 2018 Antwerp

Free admission for all activities.

The workshops will take place in Dutch and English (Farsi and Arabic is also possible)
The lectures will take place at Sint Lucas in the aula in English
● Conversing with a Diasporic Script: The Western Armenian perspective
Garine Gokceyan, PhD researcher at St Lucas Antwerp
● The Challenge of Multi-lingual Typography. Some practical solutions
Mirjam Somers, DecoType, Amsterdam
● Multiscript in the sixteenth century: the Antwerp Polyglot (1568–1572)
Joran Proot, Sint Lucas Antwerpen / Plantin Institute of Typography
● Exhibition at Sint Lucas Antwerpen library featuring historical multilingual textbooks and type specimens from the collection of the Plantin Institute of Typography.

February 21, 2024

Artists: Garine Gokceyan, Mirjam Somers, Joran Proot, Iman Sajirati, Mohammad Tamim Sahibzada

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