A list with some of our favourite storytellers/sharers and initiatives from across the UAE. Enjoy!Read more
We hope to eliminate a stereotypical perception of Arab women, replacing it with stories of smart and creative artists who have important world views to share.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 post-Mubarak Cairo, history is being written on the walls with spray cans, stencils and paint.Read more
The series Towards a flora is Ali Taptık’s visual research into urban plant life, depicting lone potted plants scattered throughout Istanbul.Read more
Eating anti-capitalism: Gezi park protesters set a communal street table as the demonstrations coincided with Ramadan.Read more
Constance et Philippine Proux ont travaillé sur les trajectoires des réfugiés syriens vivant dans la région frontalière et sous tensions du Akkar.Read more
Vishnu Pasupathy walked through Dubai to document the opaque doors of older residential and suburban areas and tell their stories.Read more