Randa Hadi 
رندة هادي

is a Kuwaiti designer, researcher, educator, and
informal archivist.

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Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest, is an exhibition on view beginning July 23, 2022 at the Letterform archive. Curated by Silas Munro with Stephen Coles of Letterform Archive, the exhibition will feature more than 100 objects of protest spanning the 1800s to today. The visual history of protest on display will range from nineteenth-century antislavery broadsides to the revolutionary Black Panther newspaper to the public awareness posters of the AIDS crisis.

2022 – 2023
Letterform Archive

The exhibition was designed to amplify the voices of resistance; using angled walls as a spatial metaphor for the show’s theme of a call and response across protest movements. The show features work from all over the world, including objects from Egypt’s Arab Spring protests. The show guides visitors through visual chants of resistance spanning more than a century of protest graphics. Each section showcases typographic anger and agency as it is seen in the streets, on the printed page, and on the bodies of demonstrators. Featured artists include: Emory Douglas, Favianna Rodriguez, Jenny Holzer, W.E.B Dubois, ACT UP, Ganzeer, Amos Kennedy, Jr., Corita Kent, and more. Strikethrough is also available as an online exhibition for the global community to explore in solidarity, which was designed by chris hamamoto, Jon Sueda, and Minkyoung Kim.

My role in this project as a lead designer was to create and design the exhibition space in 3D to conceptualize the flow of people, manage the placement of protest signs, and design the tombstone captions. The choice of the angled wall was to create a call and response to the protest signs that were hanging. I also created the architectural drawing set that was used during the installation.