Yuliana Falkenberg
Designer, Hamburg

In our globalized, digitized world, people from different cultures communicate with
each other on a daily basis. Although we speak different languages, many
words can be understood by all of us. But even an international word like “pizza” is
unrecognizable when written in a foreign alphabet. The Latin, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and Arabic alphabets look unrelated while hiding the fact that they actually share a mutual historical
origin. But is it possible to find similarities between the alphabet today? And if so, can they be united in a new alphabet that would be readable to people from different cultures?
Yuliana Falkenberg (aka Gorkorov) is a multilingual communication designer, graduate of the Folkwang University of the Arts. Her knowledge of the Hebrew, Latin, Cyrillic, and Arabic alphabets drove her to create her awardwinning “Global Alphabet” project. Currently, Yuliana lives and works in Hamburg.


The talk will be held in English language.