Platform for discussion 007
What is the future of arts infrastructures and audiences across North Africa and the Middle East?
Platform 007: Future Imperfect (Part II)8 October 2014
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Notes on Performative Urbanism8 October 2014
An Emergent Design Approach to the Gulf
Measures of Uncertainty8 October 2014
Scripts of the Art World8 October 2014
Making Stories Visible9 September 2014
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The Future of Art in the Age of Militarized De-Production9 September 2014
Re-Thinking Cultural Development in Palestine
Reema Salha Fadda
'We, the Intellectuals'29 July 2014
Re-routing Institutional Critique
Informal Domains29 July 2014
Art and Culture Beyond Institutions in Amman
Walling Strategy26 June 2014
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Future Fiction26 June 2014
In the Shadow of Nasser
Utopian Dust Versus Perfumed Amplification26 June 2014
Object Lessons from Saadiyat Island and Gehry’s Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi
Anachronistic Ambitions8 May 2014
Imagining the Future, Assembling the Past
Filling the Gaps8 May 2014
Arts Infrastructures and Institutions in Libya Post-Dictatorship
Knowledge Bound8 May 2014
Reflections on Ashkal Alwan's Home Workspace Program, 2013-14
Designing the Future8 May 2014
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Other People’s Stories8 May 2014
Or, Severing History From the Person
From the Ground Up8 October 2014
Discussing arts infrastructure in Tehran
Transmission Systems9 September 2014
Raed Yassin in conversation with Stephanie Bailey
Visualizing Displacement9 September 2014
Foundland in conversation with Nat Muller
Technologies of History26 June 2014
Jananne Al-Ani in conversation with Nat Muller
Positional Views26 June 2014
Eungie Joo in conversation with Stephanie Bailey
A Hybrid Model26 June 2014
Antonia Carver in conversation with Omar Kholeif
Time Over Development28 May 2014
Hisham Al-Madhloum in conversation with Stephanie Bailey
Collective Networking8 May 2014
Burak Arıkan in conversation with Basak Senova
Flash Futures8 May 2014
Monira Al Qadiri in conversation with Stephanie Bailey
Emergent Cinema8 May 2014
Ahd in conversation with Sheyma Buali
The Art of Resonance8 May 2014
Tarek Atoui in conversation with Stephanie Bailey
Free Expression8 May 2014
The Arab Digital Expression Foundation in conversation with Laura Cugusi
Video Channelling8 May 2014
Mai Elwakil in conversation with Daniella Rose King
Daniella Rose King
The State of a Nation8 May 2014
Larissa Sansour in conversation with Sheyma Buali
Who's Afraid of Religion?8 May 2014
Köken Ergun in conversation with Omar Kholeif
The Imaginary Aquarium
Two Stories Distorted
Chronicles from Majnun until Layla
Monira Al Qadiri
From Behind the Monument
The Work Does Not Mean Anything To Me
Thoughts on Art and Art Discourse
Hashem L Kelesh – هاشم الكلش
In a globalized and quite complex world we need 'tools' to help shape our societies. This is what art institutions could be: giant toolboxes!
"Neither identification with an institution nor disengagement from an institution guarantees fluid, sensitive attitudes and openmindedness."
'I don't believe culture is nowadays negotiating social activity, political engagement and critical practices. Culture is following the forces of the market.'
'You can't draw desire, you have to walk it.'
'By producing an idea of the future, art transgresses official history and produces its own reality.'
'I suggest that we look at the past and present strengths of cultural organizations, which have always served social and informational purposes, regardless of region and time. It is in these two spheres that the future resides.'
'The future of arts looks promising, but it also risks looking stale if we're not too careful. I will concentrate here on what I think are important considerations in the shaping of spaces of encounter.'
'When one speaks of 'art infrastructures', it is crucial to recognize that infrastructures are, most importantly, people...and one of the most critical and urgent needs is for arts education.'
'Better imagine now, rather than later.'
'The future of art infrastructures in the region is still very much determined by pre-existing cultural misconceptions applied to audiences... During the last four years in Cairo, I've witnessed in several occasions how part of the audience has been marginalized according to nationality, class, race or economic income.'
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