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.
Hassan’s white hair betrayed his age, yet his youthful black eyes beckoned me. I asked a question which seemed odd: Are you happy with what you are doing?Read more
Photographer Camille McOuat noticed the importance of friendship in Turkey. When wandering Istanbul’s streets, she started to take pictures of friends.Read more
Syrian photographer Osama Eid reveals his addiction to nostalgia through employing a known, old-school photography trick: painting images in colored oils.Read more
Graphic designer and cartoonist Bahia Beauvais likes to tell stories about her couscous-infused, culturally mixed, childhood.Read more
Üit Kıvanç’s black-and-white pictures from Zonguldak, a Black Sea region where coal mines have been operating for almost two centuries, have been taken between 1983 and 1985.Read more