The adjective multilingual refers to someone who speaks different languages or communicates in different languages, under this concept we have created this space called "Multilingüe" from where we need to listen carefully to the voices of those who from their trenches publish books, write and research and They design typefaces for the native languages of North, Central and South America. Our mission is to talk about how communities work in modernity and what tools and resources they use to conserve, promote and revitalize native languages, helping to preserve the rich linguistic diversity of the American continent.
Multilingüe will take place between November 9th and 11th online where we will have the opportunity to meet a wide group of representatives from the Chatino, Mixe, Ngiba, Nahua and Zapotec nations and representatives coming from Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and that come together to talk about the challenges and achievements related to design and work with native languages. In the same way, the congress will be held in Spanish, Portuguese and English, with simultaneous translation.
Speaker schedule is subject to change
Multilingüe includes presentations and panels with leading native researchers and linguists, as well as non-native designers working in partnership with native communities.
Multilingüe is part of the series of conferences organized by the Type Directors Club, who had already organized Ezhishin last fall, keeping that spirit in this opportunity we have a team of co-organizers headed by Sandra García, graphic designer, teacher and typographer from Colombia and Manuel López Rocha typographer, teacher and researcher who has worked on the design and development of various typography design projects for indigenous languages in Mexico.
The design of our logo is the responsibility of Vanesa Zúñiga, an Ecuadorian designer who, with her graphics, has put the design of the native communities in the eye of the global design community, generating a reflection around the graphic plasticity of the native communities of the American continent.