MOCAfest 2015: Brushing up on calligraphy with Ruh al-Alam

This designer and visual artist constantly evolve his work to push out of tradition and embrace modern influences. British-born Ruh al-Alam was raised in the UK by his Bangladeshi parents. Trained as a traditional calligrapher, his deep passion for graphic arts led him to experiment with design and typography. Together with designer Peter Gould, Ruh … Read more

MOCAfest 2015: Tasneem Chopra on authentic Muslim narratives to combat Islamophobia

The Australian consultant with a hybrid upbringing believes that the arts are valuable channels of participation and communication across and within communities. Of Indian descent, born in Kenya and raised in Australia, writer and consultant Tasneem Chopra know a thing or two about living across cultures. In 2014, she contributed an essay to the book … Read more