The Beauty of Islamic Geometric Design: A talk by Dhiman Sengupta
GSASA and GSA Exhibitions

Event Type:

Guest Lecture


Club Room, CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD


2 Dec 2019
18:30 - 19:30



Image: courtesy Dhiman Sengupta
The Beauty of Islamic Geometric Design

The Beauty of Islamic Geometric Design: A talk by Dhiman Sengupta

Event info

For the last Race, Rights and Sovereignty event of 2019 we are excited to present a talk by Dhiman Sengupta, who is currently visiting GSA from the National Institute of Design (NID), India as part of an Erasmus+ Programme.

This talk is an introduction to the world of Islamic Geometric Design, and will outline some of the underlying geometry and symmetry principles which have been used for centuries by craftsmen and designers in the Islamic tradition to create a plethora of designs of exquisite beauty and workmanship. It will break down/analyse some of the common designs found in this tradition in terms of basic geometric shapes and then re-create the design in a step-by-step manner to demonstrate how such a design can be created from scratch. The intention is to encourage attendees to look and seek out such designs with renewed interest and understanding.

Dhiman Sengupta graduated from NID in 1999 in the stream of Animation Film Design. He has worked in Mumbai and Delhi, for a decade in the areas of e-learning, broadcast and motion graphics, and visual effects. Dhiman has been teaching for a decade in the Animation Film Design department; he has been the Discipline Lead for the last 5 years. 

Dhiman is a music, comic book, geometry, origami and film enthusiast. Among the courses taught by him are Storyboarding, Comic Book, Time & Image, Sound Design, Music Appreciation and Geometric Construction for the Design Foundation Programme.

He is a voracious reader, poet, musician, artist, and illustrator. Dhiman loves sketching people and architecture; his sketchbook is his constant companion. He is fascinated by Islamic Geometric Design and its manifestations through History which he attempts to share and teach through his Geometry lectures.