A list with some of our favourite storytellers/sharers and initiatives from across the UAE. Enjoy!Read more
We hope to eliminate a stereotypical perception of Arab women, replacing it with stories of smart and creative artists who have important world views to share.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.
Art students, aficionados and the simply curious have been flocking to Ain Zebboudja every day, staying until late in the evening to paint the walls.Read more
Vintage photos of when electricity was brought to the Beqaa in eastern Lebanon, discovered in a pile at Beirut’s flea market Souk al Ahad.Read more
Iranian photographer Hamed Masoumi’s series “Fields of loneliness” from July 2010 captures serenity and vast stillness.Read more
In 2011, the Turkish Telecommunication Directorate tried to ban 138 words from the URLs of Turkish websites. Activists wrote them on the walls of Istanbul.Read more
Initiée en 2010 et régulièrement augmentée lors de fréquents séjours, cette série photographique traduit les vertus que je prête intimement à Istanbul. D’ordinaire saturée et tumultueuse, Istanbul se révèle solitaire et sereine. À mille lieues d’un regard éclairé, j’installe une nuit américaine. Idéales, composées de lumières et de couleurs artificielles, ces mises en scène instantanées ne sont […]Read more