AGI Open Rotterdam


Huda AbiFarès (NL)

Khatt Foundation


Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès is the Founding Director of the Khatt Foundation and Khatt Books publishers. Based in Amsterdam, her professional, cultural, and educational activities extend from the US and Europe to the Arab World. She holds degrees in design and design history from Leiden University (PhD, 2017), Yale University (MFA, 1990), and Rhode Island School of Design (BFA, 1987). She is a member of AGI (Aliance Typographique Internationale) since 2015. She specializes in multilingual typographic research and design, with focus on Arabic and multilingual typography and design history. She has published several seminal books on typographic design from the Arab World as well as contributed articles to professional and academic publications and journals. She supervises PhD candidates at Leiden University’s Arts Program and works as design curator, writer, designer, and publisher.

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