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4–7 September, 2019

Rathna Ramanathan

Rathna Ramanathan is a graphic designer whose research and practice are situated around and inspired by the contexts of culture, language, typography, and publishing. Originally from Chennai and now based in London, Ramanathan specializes in the research, design, and curation of marginalized content and endangered practices within intercultural publishing, with South Asia as a primary site of investigation. She runs her own studio, minus9, and has a PhD in typography and graphic communication from the University of Reading. She is a Reader in Intercultural Communication and leads the School of Communication at the Royal College of Art.

ATypI Tokyo | Thursday, 5 September, 2019 | 11:20 – 11:50 | Miraikan Hall

Building a New Typography: Tangible and Intangible Heritages of Typographic Practice in India

Talk | Presented in English

India’s textual and typographic heritage can be considered to have four stages influenced by economic and political development: precolonial, colonial, postcolonial, and liberal. Because India is essentially an oral and manuscript culture, an argument can be made that Indian typographic...

Presented by Rathna Ramanathan