In today’s Tehran, you can find different types of bread with originating from all over the country, reflecting the arrival of communities from rural areas.Read more
Visual artist Rehan Miskci reflects on her latest projects dedicated to Armenian identity and the fading art of studio photography in Istanbul and Beirut.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.
Behind the scenes of the annual ‘The Gaza Martyrs Tournament’, gathering men in speedos from all across the Arab world.Read more
This is the story of a people who lost their lands. A huge, uneven rectangle which appears greyish and anonymous on many maps, but is called Western Sahara.Read more
This photo essay is about the pride, pain, euphoria, optimism and sense of rebirth and anticipation of a better future in a post-revolution Benghazi.Read more
Eastern Turkey. Stand at the Aras river and look up — you will see the skies are nothing but a super-highway to millions of birds stopping by the region.Read more
تعرف مدينة ديار بكر، وهي أكبر مدينة كردية في جنوب شرق تركيا، برقصها الفولكلوري أكثر منه برقص البريك دانسRead more