Pouya Ahmadi is an Iranian-American designer, artist, and educator. Educated in Iran and Switzerland and currently Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Rhode Island School of Design, Ahmadi operates an international professional practice that focuses on identities, printed matter, and publications for nonprofit organizations. At the same time, he leads an independent practice that explores alternatives to Euro-American modernism in design—in particular critical histories and contemporary prospects for more equitable futures.///Working across a multitude of mediums and genres including publications, installations, and lecture-performances, Ahmadi’s practice explores the intersection of publishing, language, and notions of hybridity through projects that examine and materialize the socio-political and cultural conditioning of displaced bodies and the liminal states they traverse. He is interested in modes of production and dissemination that can engage and articulate layered and multivalent identities, both individual and collective.///Ahmadi has presented at venues including Typographics, Adobe Live, and TypeCon, and his work has been recognized by the Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design, Dubai Design Week, AIGA Eye on Design, the Type Directors Club, and East Sea International Art Biennale, amongst others. Ahmadi serves on the editorial board of the Iranian graphic design journal Neshan, and is the designer, editor, and publisher of Amalgam, an independent journal that released its third issue in summer 2021.