Defying a ban against LGBTI+ events in Turkey’s capital Ankara, queer film fest KuirFest sets out on a tour to three Turkish cities.Read more
Population census is a prolonged photo-performance by Azerbaijani photographer Sitara Ibrahimova which brought the concept of photographic studio to the streets of Baku.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.
People from all Egypt’s bedouin tribes, gathered for a festival among the rocks and stones and sand in Marsa Alam.Read more
Street art is still not well spread in Turkey, but it’s growing fast in Beyoğlu or Kadıköy. Among all techniques, stencil has become very popular.Read more
A year after the end of the war/revolution, the walls of Libya have exploded with street art – from Benghazi to Tripoli and in between.Read more
Behind the scenes of the annual ‘The Gaza Martyrs Tournament’, gathering men in speedos from all across the Arab world.Read more
These black and white posters are from the gazino culture heyday of the 1960s and 1970s, when the most famous singers of the time attracted big crowds.Read more