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Kollontai Diniz

Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin |

Kollontai is a young researcher in the area of typography and native languages of Brazil. She obtained her bachelors degree in graphic design at the University of Brasilia in 2007, and during that time she was a trainee at the Fundação Nacional do Índio, the governmental protection agency for indigenous people interests and culture, where she worked on editorial projects in various native languages. After graduating she won the young scientist award from the Brazilian Society of Information Design, for her research. Kollontai currently works at the Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin in the University of São Paulo.

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Type and native languages in postcolonial America

Session 741 | Room MIDE
Monday 26 October | 17:00 – 17:50

Duration: 50 minutes

This section is dedicated to the field of typography and native languages of Latin America in postcolonial context. The three panelists will be presenting a brief overview of the rich multilingual reality of their regions (Brasil, Mexico and Paraguay) and bring together key questions they have been faced with through their works on typography research and typeface design: cultural imposition on the transcript of the oral to the written word; lack of typographic and visual criteria in the creation of new writing systems; technological and practical problems in the use of alphabets. As well as showcase how they address these questions.

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