When Ra meets letters Sheen and Qaf, they form the Arabic root word RSHQ. RSHQ can have many sounds when associated with different [vowel] diacritics: R-a-SH-a-Q-a, R-i-SH-Q-u, R-a-SH-u-Q-a… These sounds create different meanings of the word, meanings that circle around the notion of swiftness: a fast, well-calculated, poignant action that is balanced and refined. It is therefore not surprising that one of the RSHQ derivatives actually describes the act of writing.
Through the lens of the Arabic language, Lara will take you on her journey exploring the richness of the Arabic script: from its past to the anatomy of letters, its inner structures and contrasts to the effects of technology on the script. She will also expose the ways in which her collection of script information has been a base for her adventure on how to move from script to type.