Design Across Divides
As products of a long-distance cross-cultural design collaboration, these diptych banners were created to hang on either side of a light post to raise awareness about a range of sociocultural divides that have personal meaning to the design teams. The banners were created by student teams enrolled in Basma Hamdy and Denielle Eman’s Typography course at VCUarts Qatar and Kelly Murdoch-Kitt's Typography course at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Students collaborated virtually for three weeks via video-conferencing, messaging, and other digital communication tools to address critical challenges and opportunities facing their communities.
Course Title: GDES 211
Aisha Al-abdulla / Aljowhara Al-mana / Alreem Al-Khayarin / Amna A: https / Asma Lamali / Azza Alawad / Enjood Al-Kuwari / Enxhi Avdeullaj / Fatima Fakhroo / Haya Al-hetmi / Izza Alyssa / Latifa Al-Sulaiti / Maryam Al-Mannai / Maryam Al-Muftah / Maryam Altajer / Najla K. Al-Khater / Noor Ahmed / Nurul Azlan / Roudha Al-suwaidi / Salama Al-Muhannadi / Sara Raeissi / Shaikha Al-elaiwy / Shima Aeinehdar / Zainab Al-Shibani
University of Michigan
Lindsay Mintz / Katie Huang / Edgar Long Kiu Chung / Melissa Newman / Michelle Zhang / Natalie Cerny / Sadhana Ramaseshadri / Ally Winn / Rebecca Gao / Mackenzie Cole / Samantha Gilberg / Samantha Greenfield / Annie Schechter / Ashley Holland / Lena Stein / Natalie Guisinger