A History of Arab Graphic Design: Q&A with Haytham Nawar
Haytham Nawar is a practicing artist and designer, as well as a scholar in the fields of art and design. He has built his professional and academic career over the past two decades simultaneously fulfilling the different roles. While Nawar’s extensive experience spans continents, in 2014, he pursued his academic career as an Assistant Professor of Design at the American University in Cairo (AUC), where he served as Director of the Graphic Design Program from 2016 to 2019 before holding the post of Chair of the Department of the Arts at AUC since 2019. Nawar is a two-time Fulbright Grantee. Besides his academic career, Nawar is the founding director of Cairotronica, Cairo International Electronic and New Media Arts Festival, Egypt. Cairotronica is a biannual festival that takes place in Cairo since 2016. He is also the author of Language of Tomorrow and the co-author, with Bahia Shehab, of A History of Arab Graphic Design.