KISDtalk: "Global Alphabet – Creating a Cultural Bridge through Type Design"
KISDtalk: Theories and Practice of Design , 18. Dezember 2018
In this public talk, guest speaker Yuliana Falkenberg will discuss cultural differences and similarities caused by different languages and different alphabets. Is it possible, in our today's globalized world, to maybe design create a unified alphabet readable to all of us?
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KISDtalk: "Global Alphabet – Creating a Cultural Bridge through Type Design"KISDtalk: Theories and Practice of Design
- 18. Dezember 2018
- 17.30 Uhr bis 19.00 Uhr
KISD – Köln International School of Design, Ubierring 40, 50678 Cologne
KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design
Yuliana Falkenberg, Hamburg
KISD – Köln International School of Design
In our globalized, digitized world, people from different cultures communicate with each other on a daily basis. Although we speak different languages, many words can be understood by all of us. But even an international word like “pizza” is unrecognizable when written in a foreign alphabet. The Latin, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and Arabic alphabets look unrelated while hiding the fact that they actually share a mutual historical origin.
But is it possible to find similarities between the alphabet today? And if so, can they be united in a new alphabet that would be readable to people from different cultures? The KISDtalk "Global Alphabet – Creating a Cultural Bridge through Type Design" will elaborate on these questions.
KISD guest speaker Yuliana Falkenberg (aka Gorkorov) is a multilingual communication designer, graduate of the Folkwang University of the Arts. Her knowledge of the Hebrew, Latin, Cyrillic, and Arabic alphabets drove her to create her award- winning “Global Alphabet” project. Currently, Yuliana lives and works in Hamburg.
The talk will be held in English language.
The KISDtalks are a public lecture series on relevant perspectives of design. They give space for an open-minded and profound analysis and reflexion of the manifold issues of design, culture, society, technology, and different scientific disciplines. Topics are interdisciplinary, integrative, and provide internationality by domestic and international speakers.
The talks always take place on the specified dates on a Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the conference room 11 at KISD. The 60-90 minutes-long presentations with “Q&A“ are a public event and free of charge.