Oct 26, 2016
Oct 29, 2016

Conference Locations

The 2nd Day of the Conference will take place at the AUC FALAKI Theatre Building.


GRANSHAN Conference 2016

Granshan is the hub for global visual identity. We celebrate the typefaces, typography, and communication design that enable communities to develop culture and enterprise in a balance between local, regional, and global.
The annual conference is a forum for exchange and learning about designing for environments that respect complex social and personal cultural histories, and respond to a world that grows at the same time more interconnected and intimate.

The theme of the conference is “Navigating communities”.
Our programme is developing around the interaction of typefaces, texts, wayfinding, and the text-based systems we rely on to navigate daily through physical and virtual environments. We bring together speakers with global expertise and local knowledge, to discuss how design can change communities, give focus to enterprise, and underpin regional identities. 

The conference is organised under the auspices of the American University in Cairo, and takes place in the historical downtown Tahrir campus. Our location brings together neighbourhoods rich with overlapping cultures, a vibrant metropolitan environment, and a gateway to a region developing into a global hub.

More about the previous conference: 2015.granshan.com2014.granshan.de2013.granshan.de
To find out more about GRANSHAN Competition 2016, please visit: granshan.org



Wednesday, 26 October

 Japanese Paper-making by Carla Salem
Room # 214 Tahrir Main Campus

Wednesday, 26 October

3d Arabic Type by Yara Khoury
Room # 215 Tahrir Main Campus

Wednesday, 26 October

Arabic calligraphy and lettering
Room # 357 Tahrir Main Campus


Thursday, 27 October

Arabic Typography through Open Type by Kamal Mansour
Room # 110 Tahrir Main Campus

Venue Map

113 ش قصر العينى، وسط البلد، القاهرة، Cairo Governorate, Ägypten

Where To Stay

Cairo offers a wide range of accommodation so that everyone can find their perfect base camp. 
The official Conference Hotel is the Golden Tulip Hotel.

Golden Tulip Hotel // Flamenco Cairo

Book your room by sending an Email to: a.wally@flamencohotels.com  
Please insert the following subject matter to get your discount: GRANSHAN Conference Cairo 2016