For people in the Georgian village of Nikortsminda, wine and winemaking have a profound and deeply spiritual meaning.Read more
People of many nationalities live in Lebanon. What is their position on the revolution?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.
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
Tarlabaşı has long been a neighbourhood where Turkey’s most marginalised communities live. Close to the prosperous heart of the city, the area represents the world of ‘the other’.Read more
The remaining untouched rocks of Kfarabida are set to be transformed into another private beach. Sabyl Ghoussoub is paying tribute to this unique place.Read more
Photographer Nicolas Brodard visits a lonesome and serene nightly Istanbul, the otherwise crowded and noisy Turkish megacity.Read more
Marianna Francese and Jaad Gaillet lived in Istanbul’s Tarlabaşı district. There they met Mustafa, an intriguing character, and produced a documentary.Read more