Graphic Negotiations #11 – Abeera Kamran

Wednesday 13 December, 1pm
Online. Book a free place here.

Book Works sees graphic design as crucial to realising artists and writers’ ideas in the final form of the book. While conventionally designers often become involved in the later stages of a book’s production, and with a limited brief, we involve the design in a collaborative process from the start to realise, with designer, artist and editor working together to create a book that realises the artists’ vision.

Graphic Negotiations is our series of online lunchtime talks with designers. The format and topic vary – we want to give designers the opportunity to present their work in whichever way they wanted to. In some cases designers are in conversation with artists they’ve collaborated with in the past, in others they talk about their work and ideas more generally or present a visual portfolio.

For this tenth event in the series we welcome Abeera Kamran

Abeera Kamran is a designer, web developer and typographer. She works between Birmingham, UK and Karachi, Pakistan. She is a UKRI funded PhD student at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, at the University of Reading, where she is also a Lecturer in Design. Her research investigates the design and technological challenges associated with publishing Urdu in digital devices. She designs and co-produces Exhausted Geographies which is a series of publications rethinking hegemonic representations of Karachi. See more of her work at

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