Art Inspired by Ancient Alphabets
With Saki Mafundikwa
August 14 - 19, 2019
Since the dawn of humanity, along with the need for food, clothes and shelter, the urge to communicate has been encoded into our DNA. Saki will introduce all the known scripts of the world – unpacking them as inspiration to creating art and design.
Watch his Ted Talk below for a sample of what to expect during this linguistic journey.
Saki Mafundikwa is the founder and director of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA), a design and new media training college in Harare, Zimbabwe. He was educated in the US with a BA in Telecommunications and Fine Arts from Indiana University and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. He returned home in 1998 to found ZIVA after working in New York City as a graphic designer, art director and design instructor. Mafundikwa’s book, Afrikan Alphabets: the Story of Writing in Africa, was published in 2004. Besides being of historical importance, it is also the first book on…
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