Ibraaz Platform 010 Refresh | Where to Now?
Ibraaz launches September with a series of reviews from Amman and London; an interview with Rasha Salti, curator of the SAFAR Film Festival (running from 14 to 18 September 2016); an essay on Beirut by Natasha Marie Llorens, and a selection of the most viewed items from Platform 010.
Platform 010, launched in May 2016 and culminating in April 2017, poses the following research question: what can the regional politics of cultural production across North Africa and the Middle East tell us about the politics of global cultural production today? An integral element in this consideration concerns an attendant and all too imminent enquiry: what are the most urgent issues affecting cultural institutions and practices across the region, and beyond?
In October, Ibraaz will publish the online catalogue for the 2016 Qalandiya International (Qi), This Sea is Mine, which will open on the 5th of October 2016. Qi will stage events, shows, and conferences across Palestine and in London, Beirut and Amman. We will also, in our role as media partner, broadcast materials related to Qi, including coverage of its conference proceedings.
In the coming weeks and months, we will also continue to publish commissioned essays, projects, interviews, channel videos, reports and reviews related to Platform 010. Confirmed contributors include, among others, Khalid Abdalla, Basma Alsharif, Shiva Balaghi, Karima Boudou, Hamid Dabashi, Mohssin Harraki, Rania Stephan, Anahita Razmi, and Hajra Waheed.