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Primarium, a global view on handwriting education
with Veronika Burian and José Scaglione

In a time of ever-growing digital encroachment, the issue of handwriting education can be a matter of contention in educational, pedagogical, and typographical circles. From the advantages students may gain from learning to write by hand to the most effective models and methods to teach handwriting, there is little that has not been debated. But the experience of handwriting education in primary schools around the world is not one-size-fits-all; there is great diversity in how handwriting is taught, and approaches to it are constantly evolving.

In early 2022, researchers at independent type foundry TypeTogether began a groundbreaking research project to examine the state of Latin script-based handwriting education in primary schools in over 40 countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. The end result will be to create a free, public resource for the typographic and educational communities. This presentation will provide a snapshot of our ongoing research, marking the beginning of our efforts to share our learning with a wide audience.

Registration is now closed

Mon, June 12, 2023

Where: Online

The Herb Lubalin Lectures are recorded and made available here and on Vimeo with the generous support of TypeCulture.

About Veronika Burian

TT Veronika Burian
Veronika Burian born in Czech Republic, is a product and type designer running the international indie foundry TypeTogether with partner José Scaglione since 2006, today with twelve employees working around the world. She graduated from FH München, Germany, in Industrial Design and holds a MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK. Veronika is one of the organisers of the Alphabettes mentorship program, co-chairwoman of the GRANSHAN project, co-curator/organiser of TypeTech MeetUp, and guest lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture and Design NTNU in Norway.

About José Scaglione

TT Jose Scaglione
José Scaglione is a graphic designer, typeface designer, and co-founder of the independent type foundry TypeTogether with Veronika Burian, where they have published numerous award-winning type families. He teaches typography at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is frequently invited to lecture about typography and to lead workshops on typeface design at international conferences and academic institutions. José co-authored the book Cómo Crear Tipografías: Del Boceto a la Pantalla, and collaborated with Jorge de Buen Unna on his book Introducción al Estudio de la Tipografía.