Bahia Shehab is a multidisciplinary artist, political activist and historian whose work focuses on the interaction and intersection of modern identity and ancient cultural heritage. She is Professor of design and founder of the graphic design program at The American University in Cairo.
Her work has been exhibited internationally and has received a number of international awards including the BBC’s 100 women’s list, a TED Senior Fellowship, a Prince Claus Award, and the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture. She is the founding director of TypeLab@AUC. Her latest publications include You Can Crush the Flowers: A Visual Memoir of the Egyptian Revolution and the award winning co-authored book A History of Arab Graphic Design.