Lara Captan
T Y P E & D E S I G N









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2017

• Kanat, “the wing”: the story of an Arabic letterpress typeface
Talk at the [typo]Grafische Werkplaats Amsterdam launching my Arabic letterpress typeface. Amsterdam: April 2017

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• Arabic Letters Through Space, Time & Technique
Talk at the Department of Architecture & Design, American University of Beirut. Beirut: March 2017

• Falak Typeface: the Making of
Talk at Zefir7, Stroom Den Haag. The Hague: March 2017

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• Tales of Arabic Type
Lecture at Type]Media/KABK Arabic type design class headed by Kristyan Sarkis. The Hague: February 2017

• Life with Arabic Type
Event: Monnikenwerk at the Ontwerp Platform Arnhem.
Arnhem: January 2017

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2016
• Presentation of the Falak Typeface project, partially supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL
Event: Vormgeving@stimuleringsfonds. Amsterdam: December 2016

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• A tale of Arabic type through time, traditions, transfor-
mations, tools, techniques, technology, twists & turns, font tables, fables and just a whole lot of words beginning with ‘t’.

Lecture at the Arabic Type Design - Beirut program, Department of Architecture & Design, American University of Beirut. Beirut: August 2016

2015

• Voyage into the Arabic Script
Lecture at Type]Media/KABK Arabic type design class headed by Kristyan Sarkis. The Hague: December 2015

• Conversations on Arabic Type, a joint talk with Arabic type designer Kristyan Sarkis.
ATypI conference. São Paulo: November 2015
and DOCA co-working space. Rio de Janeiro: : November 2015

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• When Ra Meets Sheen & Qaf
ISType conference. Istanbul: June 2015

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• Living in Arabic Script
Private presentation with Thomas Milo at Apple Inc.. Cupertino:
February 2015

2012

• Scholarship in the Service of Typography - Part II
Event: Brill Symposium: "Literate & Learned. Brill: 330 Years of Typography in the Service of Scholarship”. Leiden: November 2012

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