On October 26, we welcomed Shiraz Gallab for a lecture presented as part of the Fall 2021 Rutgers Design Lecture Series.
Shiraz Abdullahi Gallab is a designer, educator and publisher who was born but not raised in Khartoum, Sudan. She is interested in language, form and specificity, alongside media, Black studies and popular culture. In her work and research, Shiraz pursues text as a generative device and publishing as a source of disruption. She is the founding curator and co-author of Samples and Parallels, a publication that invites participants to respond to an appropriated text. In 2018, she wrote and released Headgear, a collection of fragmented passages designed and programmed by Becca Abbe. In 2017, she published Sapphire Tears, a soft poster that addresses her emotional downpour.