Bahia Shehab at the Veerstichting
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On 21 September 2017, Bahia Shehab, a Prince Claus Laureate of 2016, will speak at the ‘Off Line: Are You Still Connected?’ symposium at the Veerstichting in Leiden. She will discuss how Arab culture can enhance mutual understanding and bridge ideological differences.
Bahia Shehab (1977, Egypt/Lebanon) is a graphic designer, artist and educator. She combines Islamic art history with contemporary Arab politics and feminist discourse in her art, activism and academic work. By tagging Cairo with calligraphy graffiti during the Arab Spring, creating artworks from reproduced ancient letters, and compiling the first Arabic script encyclopaedia, Shehab uses the past to shed new light on the present and inspires the next generation of academics and graphic designers.
Date: 21 September
More details about the event can be found here.