ATypI Working Seminar Amiens

In partnership with the ESAD Amiens School of Art and Design (École Supérieure d’Art et de Design d’Amiens), the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) will present its first working seminar of 2020 in Amiens, France. This edition, which will take place 6–7 February, is open to those interested in higher research, and especially PhD candidates and supervisors, researchers, educators, students, and those already holding PhDs.

There is no charge to attend this event, but participants must pre-register online in the ATypI store. Registration is now open! Deadline to register is Friday, 31 January 2020.

Over the past two decades, typography has become a globally recognised field of study. During this time, higher education institutions have increasingly faced the challenge of formalising study in type and typographic design. The most important aspect of this process is the slow but steady growth of PhDs: these give structure to research enquiry, produce knowledge in recognisable, accepted formats that are arguably necessary for the maturity of the field, and equip a new generation of educators and researchers with the skills and qualifications to lead the process in their institutions.
ATypI’s working seminar in Amiens aims to capture the current state of PhD research in type and typography, afford participants a platform for sharing experiences from different stages in the PhD process, review perspectives from the points of view of researchers, supervisors, and research leaders, and strengthen the network of researchers working in this field in Europe and more widely.

The ATypI Working Seminar Amiens programme is a single-track, two-day event, and is limited to sixty participants. All sessions will be recorded and uploaded on the ATypI video channel.

The programme will be in English.

Confirmed presenters and panelists include keynote Gerry Leonidas, University of Reading, UK; Sahar Afshar and Caroline Archer, Centre for Printing History and Culture, Birmingham; Tiphanie Chivot, Patrick Doan, Sarah Kremer, and Sébastien Morlighem, ESAD Amiens; Petra Dočekalová, Academy of Arts Architecture and Design, Prague; Borna Izadpanah, Alice Savoie, and Titus Nemeth, also of the University of Reading; Rathna Ramanathan, Royal College of Art, London; Dan Reynolds, Braunschweig University of Art; and Ana Catarina Silva, Escola Superior de Design/IPCA, Barcelos.

ESAD Amiens will generously provide an onsite lunch for registered participants during the working seminar, as well as dinner on Thursday, 6 February.