Ghalia Elsrakbi & Haytham Nawar

Ghalia Elsrakbi, Graphic designer, researcher and educator. She completed a BA Graphic Design at Artez Hogeschool voor de Kunst, Arnhem, followed by a Masters in Design at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. In 2009, she followed a research post-graduate at Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. Since 2014, she is based in Cairo, Egypt where she teaches at the American University in Cairo. Since 2009, she established Collective Foundland for Art and design research, together with Lauren Alexander South African Designer. Ghalia’s work draws on visual arts, graphic design, research and text. She focuses on a critical analysis of topics related to political land locational branding in Europe and the middle east. Ghalia’s Projects have taken the form of exhibition installations, collaborative workshops with schools, and other projects have manifested as publications distributed as part of exhibition installations. - Haytham Nawar is an artist, designer, and researcher who currently lives and works in Cairo. He is Assistant Professor and Director of the Graphic Design program, Department of the Arts at the American University in Cairo. Nawar received his Ph.D. from the Planetary Collegium, Center for Advanced Inquiry in Integrative Arts, School of Art and Media - University of Plymouth. He holds a Masters of Advanced Studies ZFH in Spatial Design, Institute of Design & Technology, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland and an MFA in New Media and BFA in Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Cairo, Egypt. He is a Fulbright alumni and a research affiliate of Civic City Institute at Geneva University of Art and Design. For over fifteen years Nawar has participated in several international exhibitions, biennials, and triennials, the latest of which was Venice Biennial in 2015. He has won numerous awards and acquisitions nationally and internationally.

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Yasser Nazmy

Yasser Nazmy is a graphic design student at the German University in Cairo and UI/UX Designer at Wazner Design House. An avid bookworm and comic book enthusiast, he developed an early passion for fantasy, history, and classical folklore. Yasser is in a continuous process of graphical research specializing in poster design, patterns, typography and vintage aesthetics. Despite having various interests Yasser is mostly interested in interaction information design applications tackling contentious topics in the Arab region.

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Ahmad Hammoud

Ahmad Hammoud is a nature eccentric design student at the German University in Cairo. , Hammoud can almost be said to be omnipresent. His interests are miscellaneous, vary from music to politics, linguistics and aesthetics. Hammoud believes in the effect of design and visual cultures and Vise Versa. Hammoud’s design work is afflicted with Cairo’s pop visual culture.

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Yosra Gamal

Yosra Gamal is a design student based in Cairo, Egypt. For the past couple of years, her work has been revolving around sociopolitical and anthropology-related topics that examine diverse concerns of the region. With a particular focus on constructive research, Yosra aims to deliver her concepts in a variety of mediums that ranges from illustrations, photography, street art, to typography and digital art.

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Mirna Noaman & Nada Hesham

Nada on the left, Mirna on the right. Mirna Noaman & Nada Hesham are senior Graphic Design students at the German University in Cairo. They’ve developed an avid interest in social sciences, shuffling between academic research and design projects to learn more about culture and behavior in social contexts, constantly questioning perceptions and definitions of identity and how it manifests itself through visual language.

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