فجر كلّ صباحٍ صيفيّ تتحضّر امّ محمود في خيمتها لنهارها في السّهل. تستيقظ على صوت الآذان، تصلّي، تحضّر فطورها الصباحي، وتحضّر معه بعض الطّعام لتأخذه معها إلى العمل. قبّعتها، وغزّالتها متكئتان على باب خيمتها حيث تعيش مع أبنائها وأحفادها في مخيّم للاجئين السوريين في البقاع. تسند يدها على خصرها وتحمل غزّالتها باليد الأخرى على […]Read more
In the northern Lebanese mountains, one woman is continuing the village tradition of making handmade pottery from clay and soil from the surrounding hills.Read more
A neighbour, a person living by our side. We may differ in manners and ideas of how things should be done, but we will always stay closely connected.
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.
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
This is Cairo when the people of Egypt started to fight for freedom. Without them, and a million people coming daily to Tahrir square, this revolution wouldn’t have happened.Read more
Vishnu Pasupathy walked through Dubai to document the opaque doors of older residential and suburban areas and tell their stories.Read more
Through the idea of civil marriage, photographer Florent Meng focuses on secularism in a country where the only recognised marriage is religious.Read more
Syrian workers in Beirut – dubbed “the phoenix” for its unfaltering ability to rise from the ashes – where the construction and re-construction never ends.Read more