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.
Samar Hazboun photographs the last generation of Palestinians born before the Israeli apartheid wall has been completed.Read more
“For birds’ sake” is a photo book by Cemre Yesil and Maria Sturm about Istanbul birdmen. More than a hobby, the bird lovers speak of an addiction.Read more
Georgia harbours a valuable, often forgotten, Muslim heritage. The project “Indigenous Outsiders” aims to let people discover the old wooden mosques of the Adjara province.Read more
Samar Hazboun’s latest project, “Beyond checkpoints,” documents the often forgotten stories of Palestinian women who have given birth at Israeli checkpointsRead more
In 2011, the Turkish Telecommunication Directorate tried to ban 138 words from the URLs of Turkish websites. Activists wrote them on the walls of Istanbul.Read more