Nuart Plus Street Art Conference

Day 2: Intangible Cultural Heritage



Saturday 8 June, 14:00-14:45


Artist Talk

Designing Dissent: Arab Creativity and Resistance

Bahia Shehab (LB/EG)


The talk will focus on the intersection of design and resistance within the context of the Arab world. It will highlight the rich history, cultural nuances, and socio-political landscapes that have influenced design practices and resistance movements in the region.


Bahia Shehab is an artist and author based in Cairo. She is Professor of design and founder of the graphic design program at The American University in Cairo. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has received several international awards including the BBC’s 100 Women’s list, a TED Senior Fellowship, a Prince Claus Award, and the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture. She is the founding director of TypeLab@AUC. Her latest publications include You Can Crush the Flowers: A Visual Memoir of the Egyptian Revolution and the award-winning co-authored book A History of Arab Graphic Design.




Aberdeen Art Gallery, Cowdray Hall, Schoolhill, AB10 1JQ

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