Design Education Talks ep. 64 – Eloise Parrack

Design Education Talks Ep. 71 – Prof. Taha Duri Design Education Talks

Prof Duri is a published author, translator, artist, and educator, having taught in Architecture, Interior Design, Health Sciences and the Built Environment and History and Theory of Art and Architecture for twenty years.Prof. Duri practiced architecture and interior design for a decate in New York City with specialization in the design and construction of health facilities and hospitals before being appointed overseas (UAE) to start up programs in Architectural Engineering and Interior Design (University of Sharjah and the New York Institute of Technology). His appointment at NYIT was as Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in Abu Dhabi, and Strategic Advisor for the Middle East, while also teaching conducting administrative duties, and pursuing his research interests. As of 2016, Duri is at the academic rank of Full Professor.Many of his articles were published in architecture and design journals through international conferences on architecture, humanities, and the arts. Professor Duri also provided editorial contributions to several newspapers and periodicals such as the New York Times, Herald Tribune, Architectural Digest, and the National in the UAE.As an artist, Professor Duri had his own art exhibitions and participated in others in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, New York City, and London, in addition to the acquisition of some of his paintings in the permanent collection of the Fischer Fine Arts Library at the University of Pennsylvania. Private collections acquiring his paintings include the Ruling Family of the United Arab Emirates.Prof. Duri has received several academic awards on consecutive years by the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics (IIAS) in Germany and is Member of the Board of Directors. Presently, Professor Duri is the Dean of the College of Design at the American University in the Emirates in addition to his honorary appointment as Visiting Research Professor at the IIAS working on several research projects and works of art.Support the showFollow us on twitter at @newartschool Visits us on our latest articles at
  1. Design Education Talks Ep. 71 – Prof. Taha Duri
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Eloïse Parrack was born in Bethesda, USA and graduated with an MA in Sequential Design in 2006 from the University of Brighton. Eloïse has taught extensively within both further and higher art & design education within the UK. She is currently Course Leader of BA(Hons) Graphic Design at the University of Brighton. Prior to this role she taught for ten years on the BA(Hons) Graphic Design at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, developing and leading the Graphic Design Pathway.  
From 2007, she co-managed Defalign, a collaborative studio and type foundry, with David Millhouse,
In 2018 Eloïse graduated from the Expert class Type design at the Plantin Institute for Typography in Antwerp, Belgium.
Eloïse was a speaker at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp (with Eli Castellanos). The topic of that talk, Mixed Matrices, is a revival project of Hendrik van den Keere’s Small Pica Roman (1578) at the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp undertaken as a group project while studying at the Plantin Institute of Typography.

Fellow members of this project are Elí Castellanos, Moritz Kleinsorge, Álvaro Franca and Krassen Krestev The course is taught be Dr Frank E Blokland, founder of Dutch Type Library

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