The Jameel Prize 2011 touring exhibition has in the past attracted a wide audience, showing in America, Spain and France to more than 20,000 visitors. The work of the shortlisted artists and designers will be shown at the V&A from 11 December 2013 until 21 April 2014. The shortlist is diverse but all the artists and designers are directly inspired by sources rooted in the Islamic tradition.

The works on show will range from Arabic typography and calligraphy to fashion inspired by the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul and from social design and video installation to delicate and precise miniature drawings. This year’s shortlist is Faig Ahmed, Nada Debs, Mounir Fatmi,Rahul Jain,Dice Kayek, Waqas Khan, Laurent Mareschal,Nasser Al Salem, Florie Salnot and Pascal Zoghbi.