فجر كلّ صباحٍ صيفيّ تتحضّر امّ محمود في خيمتها لنهارها في السّهل. تستيقظ على صوت الآذان، تصلّي، تحضّر فطورها الصباحي، وتحضّر معه بعض الطّعام لتأخذه معها إلى العمل. قبّعتها، وغزّالتها متكئتان على باب خيمتها حيث تعيش مع أبنائها وأحفادها في مخيّم للاجئين السوريين في البقاع. تسند يدها على خصرها وتحمل غزّالتها باليد الأخرى على […]Read more
In the northern Lebanese mountains, one woman is continuing the village tradition of making handmade pottery from clay and soil from the surrounding hills.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.
A photo essay of a Friday spent at the well known Birqash camel market in Egypt.Read more
Burak Arıkan is a pioneer on Turkey’s contemporary art scene. His works, which span software programming, electronics, networks and maps, are at the crossroads of the digital and the real world.Read more
Her sabah insanların bir makine gibi metroya binip, fotoğraf sanatçısı Şener Yılmaz Aslan “Tavaf” isimli projesi hakkında konuştu.Read more
Al Khazzan Park on Safa Road in Dubai disappeared a while ago – but the tall water tower built in the 1980s remains.Read more
The Egyptian youth: the spark of the revolution, famous or anonymous, disappeared from the screens. I keep finding faces that are no more — or are slowly fading away…Read more