Samir, a Sunni Muslim doctor from Mosul, fled IS and is now working in a Shiite Muslim suburb – but he retains a secret identity at the hospital.Read more
Places carry memory. 100 years later, photographer Larissa Araz documented Kamp Armen and Terchoonian Home Orphanage, two homes for orphans of the Armenian genocide.Read more
More than a tool for reflecting what is, language is also a means of producing the real. It also has subversive potential – the ability to speak new kinds of selves, communities and solidarities into being, to resurrect mute narratives and resuscitate those that are running out of breath.
The night has a special kind of intimacy. A slower pace, a sense that time is moving in other directions. Places turn unfamiliar in the dark; people look different, do things differently. The night is a pause from life during the day, but also a world entirely of its own.
What alternative Middle Easts have existed, are existing and, perhaps one day, could exist within and beyond differently imagined borders? ROUTES brings together narratives that will (literally) guide readers down forgotten, hidden and potential paths to erased, obscured and proposed Middle Easts.
From political satire to absurd jokes, from cartoons to stand-up comedy, amidst the political turmoil, humour is taking new forms across the region.
For the first time ever, Mashallah features new fiction from the region: six emerging writers look at the ‘fate’ and potential futures of the Middle East.
Au mois de février 2010, François Canavaggio, dessinateur, a reçu une carte postale de son ami Samir, installé à Damas. Il ne pouvait refuser l’invitation.Read more
Burak Arıkan is a pioneer on Turkey’s contemporary art scene. His works, which span software programming, electronics, networks and maps, are at the crossroads of the digital and the real world.Read more
“For birds’ sake” is a photo book by Cemre Yesil and Maria Sturm about Istanbul birdmen. More than a hobby, the bird lovers speak of an addiction.Read more
During the last decade, Ramadan in Dubai has become more & more commercialised. Still, in parts of the city, communal outdoors iftars bring people together.Read more
This isn’t a zoo, it’s a madhouse with animals living in it. It’s not even a madhouse; it lacks the psychology of a madhouse. It’s an unfortunate union of an animal kingdom and a rundown infrastructure.Read more