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Salem Al Qassimi: Arabic script was becoming secondary, that frustrated me
Fikra Design Studio announced the region’s first-ever Graphic Design Biennial, which will take place in November in Sharjah. It was headline news – but it is just one of a number of ambitious projects that Salem Al Qassimi, the founder of Fikra, has launched in the field of graphic design in the UAE.
The National | July 12, 2018

Fikra Graphic Design Biennial
The Fikra Graphic Design Biennial will launch its inaugural edition with the title, “Fikra Graphic Design Biennial 01: Ministry of Graphic Design”. This wide-ranging exhibition and curatorial initiative explores graphic design’s influence in shaping the present and imagining potential futures.
e-flux
| July 11, 2018

Sharjah announces first Fikra Graphic Design Biennial
The month-long event will take place in Sharjah and will comprise of workshops, performances, installations, a conference and exhibitions exploring contemporary and historical graphic design work
The National | July 5, 2018

A visit to Fikra Campus
This week, I paid a visit to the newly opened and newly revamped Fikra Campus. The entire place, conceptualised around the idea of community and collaborative thought is characterised by slick minimalist design and has an open feel with a library, coffee shop, work-desks, a place for a film screening and an experimental gallery – all in addition to the working design studio.
Anna Seaman| December 22, 2017

New Designer-in-Residence programme from Fikra
The programme, which will run from 20 January to 14 April next year, is intended to “challenge and broaden the conventional understanding of graphic design through a residency that focuses on design research and experimentation”. And “the subject of the investigation is open to the designer and may evolve over the period of residency”, all of which sounds satisfyingly broad.
magpie | November  22, 2017