Lectures & workshops

Above: Tarek Atrissi as a keynote speaker at the opening of the Nuqat conference in Kuwait in 2012.

Above: Tarek Atrissi as a keynote speaker at the opening of the Nuqat conference in Kuwait in 2012.

For the past 15 years, and as part of a commitment to support design education and literacy for both the design community and society at large, Tarek Atrissi has been a frequent guest speaker and lecturer in several international design conferences, events, and universities across the world. He gave public lectures about design in more than 20 countries: This included the SED conference in Las Vegas; The Icograda conference in Istanbul in Turkey; Reading University in the UK; The Tasmeem conference in Qatar; The V&A museum in London; The Amman Design institute in Jordan; The Type Directors Club in New York; The WREGA design conference in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia; among many other venues.
Tarek Atrissi gives regularly short workshops and courses, often typographically driven. He has also conducted in-house design training sessions and workshops upon demand for specific companies and organisations.

To schedule a lecture or a workshop, please contact Tarek Atrissi directly at tarek@atrissi.com

 

Above: Tarek Atrissi as a guest speaker in Jakarta, Indonesia, at the Design Power Conference, FGD Expo 2007.

Above: Tarek Atrissi as a guest speaker in Jakarta, Indonesia, at the Design Power Conference, FGD Expo 2007.

A full list of lectures, workshops and design events by Tarek Atrissi is listed below on this page. Various photos of such events are shown on this page.

 

Above: Tarek Atrissi giving a lecture in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates, in 2012 as part of the design conference "the lost city of Arabesque".

Above: Tarek Atrissi giving a lecture in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates, in 2012 as part of the design conference “the lost city of Arabesque”.

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Above: Tarek Atrissi as a valedictorian speaker at the School of Visual Art’s 2003 graduation ceremony at the Lincoln Centre in New York.

 

Lectures, workshops and events by Tarek Atrissi included:

– Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Algiers, Lecture & Workshop at the Bibliothèque Nationale d’Algérie in Algeria on Arabic lettering. April 2016.

– The Design Alliance Asia Talk, Bangkok, Thailand. Lecture. October 2015.

– Zayed University, Dubai & Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Lecture and Workshop series. September 2015.

– Design Institute Amman, Workshop: Branding – “From Brief to Visual Identity Design”, Amman, Jordan. June 2015.

– Zain Telecom, Internal/ Corporate Workshop: Understanding branding, Amman, Jordan. June 2015.

– Saudi Design Week, Guest speaker, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. May 2015.

– Introduction to Arabic Type Design, workshop, privately organized, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. May 2015.

– Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition 2015, Lecture: Typographic Landscape in the Arab World Today, Dubai, UAE. April 2015.

– Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition 2015, Arabic Typography Workshop: Lettering + Bilingual logo design adaptation. Dubai, UAE. April 2015.

– Studio BAR event: 1001 Glyphs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: An evening on the theme of Digitizing Arabic Typography. December 2014.

– Nuqat Design Conference, Kuwait. Design workshop: Celebrating the beauty of Arabic language through creative design and expression. Workshop conducted with Suzanne Talhouk. November 2014.

– Design Institute Amman, Jordan. Design workshop: Arabic Typography in the context of Branding. June 2014.

– “LoudArt” Event, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Public lecture as part of the “Huna art” series, and 2 days Arabic lettering workshop, organised by Nuqat. May 2014

– Design for Social Change workshop, Kuwait. 3 Days workshop for representatives from various NGOs. January 2014

– Nuqat Design conference, Kuwait City, Kuwait. November 2013. Arabic Urban Typography Workshop.

– Iranian Graphic Design Society, Tehran, Iran. October 2013. Public Lecture and Lettering design workshop.

– “Identity” design symposium, Dar Al Hekma College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. February 2013.

– Hong Kong Design institute, workshop “Colors & Art Direction. October 2012.

– Nuqat Design conference, Kuwait City, Kuwait. October 2012. Lecture and workshop

– BIFEX- Beirut International Franchising Forum and Exhibition, Beirut, Lebanon, Lecture 23-24 May 2012.

– Next Future Observatory, The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lissabon, Portugal. Lecture, 12 May 2012.

– Re-use conference 5.0, Kuwait City, Kuwait. Public Lecture and Workshop. 19-22 April 2012

– HSDA Annual Design Symposium at Dar Al-Hekma College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 7-11 April 2012.

– Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, The Netherlands. Public Lecture and Workshop. 3 April 2012.

– Nuqat Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Guest Speaker and Workshop. 17-21 March 2012.

– TDC: Type Directors Club, New York, USA. Guest Speaker, 15 March 2012.

– Type@Cooper Postgraduate Typeface Design Program, Cooper Union, New York. Lecture: 13 July 2011

– USEK University (Universite Saint-Esprit de Kaslik), Lebanon. May 4-6 2011. Lecture and Workshop

– Dar Al-Hekma School of Design and Architecture Design Symposium, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. April 17-20 2011. Lecture and Workshop.

– Zayed University, Dubai & Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. March 5-10, 2011. Lecture and Workshop series

– Al Bayyan Newspaper, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Design and information graphics Seminar & Workshop. 23-24 November 2010.

– Day of typography, Basel, Switzerland. October 30 2010. Lecture.

– Nuqat Design conference, Kuwait City, Kuwait. October 24-28, 2010. Lecture and Workshop.

– Münchner Typotag, Munich, Germany. October 14, 15, 16, 2010. Lecture.

– School of Visual Arts Masters Workshop- Venice, Italy. Guest critic. June 4-6 2010.

– World Islamic Economic Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Lecture. 18 May 2010.

– Abu Dhabi Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Lecture and workshop: 7-14 April 2010.

– School of Visual Arts, New York, USA. MFA Design department. Lecture: 1 March 2010.

– WREGA Design Power Asia conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Lecture and workshop: 8-9 August 2009.

– The Design Alliance Asia Talk, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Lecture: 10 August 2009.

– Graphic Design week, Dar El Hekma College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Guest speaker and workshop leader. May 16, 17, 18, 2009.

– Nuqat ‘ala Alhuroof conference, Kuwait city, Kuwait. Lecture & Workshop leader. May 13, 14, 2009.

– Abu Dhabi Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Lecture and workshop: 25 April- 1 May 2009.

– Utrecht School of the Arts, Faculty of Art Media and technology, The Netherlands. Guest Speaker. February 3, 2009.

– Lebanese University, Fine Art / Graphic Design Department. Beirut, Lebanon. Guest Speaker. January 29, 2009.

– Stichting de Levante, An Evening of Arabic Typography. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Guest Speaker. October 26, 2008

– School of Visual Arts – MFA Design program – New York, USA. Guest Speaker. October 17, 2008.

– Parsons- The New School for Design- New York, USA. Guest Speaker. October 16, 2008.

– Willem de Koning Academie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Guest Speaker. October 13, 2008.

– SND Congress Vegas- Society of News Designers. Guest Speaker. Las Vegas, Nevada. September 7-9, 2008

– Dubai Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Lecture & workshop: 25-26 May 2008.

– Abu Dhabi Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Lecture & workshop: 27 May- 2 June 2008.

– The Designer’s Freedom of Speech. Debate & Workshop. Bibliotheek Universiteit van Amsterdam, Bijzondere Collecties. The Netherlands- 23 may, 2008.

– San Francisco Art Institute; Design and Technology Salon. Live Broadcast Guest Speaker. San Francisco, USA. April 10 2008.

– One Day Typography. University of Southern Switzerland. Switzerland – 17 November 2007.

– “Dutch Design?” Cosmo Design!”. Guest speaker at TENT. Rotterdam Center for Visual Arts. 20 September 2007.

– Khat Kufi & Kaffiya – The Khat Foundation Symposium on Arabic Visual Culture. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24 August 2007

– Utrecht School of the Arts, ” Ondernemen voor Designers”. Utrecht, The Netherlands, 23 August 2007.

– Design Power Conference, FGD Expo 2007. Jakarta, Indonesia. 8-12 August 2007.

– Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Lecture: 21 May 2007.

– Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Lecture & workshop: 20 May 2007.

– Utrecht School of the Arts, Faculty of Art Media & Technology.-The Netherlands. Lecture: 12 April 2007.

– 3 Points Advertising- Saudi Arabia. Lecture / Workshop. 10th of January 2007

– Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation; UAE. Public Lecture. 12-13 December 2006

– Design + Strategy conference, Hanoi, Vietnam. Guest Speaker. 4-8 October 2006.

– Icograda Design Week, Seattle, USA, 9-15 July 2006. Workshop Leader

– Images of the Middle East, Copenhagen, Denmark, 30 May 2006. Guest Speaker

– University of Petra, College of Architecture and Art, Jordan, 7-9 May 2006. Guest Speaker

– Kitabat Conference, American University in Dubai, 5-8 April 2006. Guest Speaker.

– American University of Sharjah, UAE. Public lecture, 14 March 2006.

– School of Visual Arts, MFA Design. New York. 23 February 2006. Guest Speaker

– MoMA- Museum of Modern Art New York. Graphic Design symposium, February 2006

– American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 20 June 2005. Speaker

– Utrecht School of the Arts, The Netherlands. Guest Speaker, 2005.

– Visiting Professor, American University in Dubai, UAE. 2005

– Notre Dame University, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon, 2005. Workshop & public lecture.

– Ecole Superieure de l’art et de l’image. Brussels, Belgium. Guest Speaker 2005.

– Typo.Graphic.Beirut.05 conference. Beirut, Lebanon. Guest Speaker, 2005

– Magdalena Festival, Maribor, Slovenia. Guest Speaker + Jury member in the Magdalena awards, 2004.

– Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. One semester course in Arabic typography. 2004.

– Icograda Building bridges Seminar- Istanbul- Turkey. January 2004. [Guest speaker + student workshop]

– Tasmeem Design Conference, Doha, Qatar. Guest Speaker, 2004.

– American University of Sharjah, UAE. Guest Speaker, 2004.

– Danish Cultural Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. Guest Speaker, 2004.

– Danish School of Design, Copenhagen, Denmark. Guest Speaker, 2004.

– TDC opening show, Munich, Germany. Guest Speaker, 2004.

– School of Visual Arts, New York. Guest Speaker, 2004.

– American University of Beirut, Lebanon. 2004, Guest Speaker.

– Art Academy in Maastricht, The Netherlands, Guest Speaker, 2004.

– Forum Typografie, Hannover, Germany. Guest Speaker, 2004.

– Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. One week workshop with emphasis on Arabic Typography. 2003

– UNESCO Regional Expert Meeting for Digital Creation: Guest participant in the Digital Arts UNESCO project, 2003.

– Valedictorian, Graduation ceremony, School of Visual Arts, Lincoln Centre, New York.

– School of Visual Arts, New York. Teaching assistant for Paula Scher’s course, Visual language. 2003.

– Lebanese American University in Beirut. Guest speaker, 2002.

– C&E American University, Beirut Lebanon. Guest speaker 2002.

– Utrecht School of the Arts- The Netherlands. Faculty of Art Media and Technology. Experimental graphic Design course: 12 smashed bikes. 2001

– Graphis2000- International Design Seminar- Istanbul; Mimar Sinan University. Assistant to the workshop and lectures given by Professor Leila Musfi. 1999

– American Language Centre. Beirut-Lebanon. Teacher. Teaching courses of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. 1999