Georgia harbours a valuable, often forgotten, Muslim heritage. The project “Indigenous Outsiders” aims to let people discover the old wooden mosques of the Adjara province.Read more
A list with some of our favourite storytellers/sharers and initiatives from across the UAE. Enjoy!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.
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
A postcard from Damascus brought this illustrator to take his pens and sketchbooks and go draw life in the Syrian capital.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
“What is the real message being promoted during the holy month?” This question got Khalid Mezaina to devote illustrations to the essence of Ramadan.Read more
Hassan Darsi shot his first family portrait for this series in 2000, in one of Casablanca’s suburbs. Then, he traveled to several countries to complete it.Read more