Typoetry: Impressum

Typoetry: Impressum

May 2022

Led by the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK, Typoetry showcases the work of 45 artists across 21 venues in the public space in the London Borough of Newham. This project would not have been possible without the strong support of all artists, participating venues, the dedicated team at Newham Council, ECAL/University of Art and Design of Lausanne, the Culture Department at the Embassy and the expert execution by VinylFX.

Project Management

Project Lead Embassy of Switzerland in the UK

David Kilian Beck, Head of Culture

Julie Zeller, Project Manager and Development

London Borough of Newham - Project Lead:

Tariq Mukadam Regeneration Manager – Town Centres, Community Wealth Building

Poems by


Steven J Fowler, poet and artist

Switzerland Laura Accerboni, Hartmut Abendschein, Cléa Chopard, Rolf Hermann, Michael Fehr, Heike Feidler, Baptiste Gaillard, Linn Molineaux, Daniele Pantano, Pierrine Poget

Kayona Daley, Gareth Evans, Steven J Fowler, Victoria Kaye, Julia Rose Lewis, Richard Marshall, Vanessa Onwuemezi, Stephen Watts, Rushika Wick, Eley Williams

Kiara, Nia Laviniere, Medina Rusick, Saru (in workshops with Steven J Fowler facilitated by Newham Youth Empowerment Services and the Library Services)

Charlynne Bryan, Kameliya Ivanova, Fontanna Kennedy (kindly introduced by Newham Poetry Group)

Design by the students of the Master Type Design of ECAL/University of Art and Design of Lausanne

Noam Benatar, Edouard Berard, Coline Besson, Norma Elzoghbi, Juan Feng, Minjong Kim, Janos Hunor Vari, Niklas Herrmann, Léo Monnet, Lana Soufeh, Paul Sturm, Rongyi Tang, Andre Texeira Da Silva

Workshop Lecturer Eliott Grunewald

Academic Assistants Sophie Wietlisbach and Nicolas Bernklau

Head of Master Type Design Matthieu Cortat

ECAL Director Alexis Georgacopoulos


Organisational support and expertise of Newham Council

Community Wealth Building Hannan Azarkan, Pete Griffiths, Chris Horton, Tariq Mukadam

Resident, Engagement and Participation Deborah Peck, Caroline Rae

Youth Empowerment Services Jas Hothi, Caroline Oakley


Display Partners

Central Park Café, East Ham Library, Giovanna's Deli & Wine, Green Street Library, London Borough of Newham, Manor Park Library, Nationwide Building Society, Number 8 Forest Gate Emporium, O12 Bar and Grill, Our Newham Work, Populo Living, Queens Fish and Chips, Querky Café, Stratford Centre, Stratford Library, Supergrows Cosmetics and Supergrows Food. Learn more.


Vinyl Printing and Installation



With special thanks to Newham Word Festival, Stratford Original and the many people who supported 'Typoetry: Rethink-Rebuild'.

Made possible by Presence Switzerland and The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Logos: Embassy of Switzerland in the UK, London Borough of Newham, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, Presence Switzerland, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia