Typeface design education from Cooper Union

Dr. Rathna Ramanathan

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Dr Rathna Ramanathan is a typographer, researcher and educator known for her expertise in intercultural communication, and alternative publishing practices. She is Dean of Academic Strategy and Reader in Intercultural Communication at Central Saint Martins, London. She has a PhD in Typography and Graphic Communication from the University of Reading, runs her own studio Minus9, and is an ATypI Board Member. Originally from Chennai, India, Rathna is now based in London. Her research and practice are predominantly focused on the Global South, specifically South Asia. For the past twenty years, Rathna has headed research-led, intercultural, multi-platform graphic communication design projects, all fuelled by a love for, and life-long interest in typography and language, and a belief that communication is a fundamental human right.

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