Salim Salamah about befriending exile, which he started to do on a snowy car journey far from his native, beloved, Damascus.Read more
Ali Omar is a Syrian-Kurdish painter who lives in Istanbul since 2014, he draws the same portrait again and again, in an infinite number of variations.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.
Visit the homes of the people of Kuştepe – urban residents whose lives are rarely seen – in this portrayal of a neighborhood under threat.Read more
Her sabah insanların bir makine gibi metroya binip, fotoğraf sanatçısı Şener Yılmaz Aslan “Tavaf” isimli projesi hakkında konuştu.Read more
Life in Libya, one year after the revolution-turned-war began. Photographed stories from across the country.Read more
Oy Dağlar means “admiration for the mountains” and is a theme in several folk songs. It is also the name of a prominent street art artist based in Istanbul.Read more
Karen Klink is a Barcelona-based Lebanese artist whose radiant and bright illustrations, situated somewhere between the childlike and the paranormal, transfers you to wonderland.Read more