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New Geographies of Discourse – Conference, Dubai. 16-18 April 2-15
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New Geographies of Discourse – Conference, Dubai. 16-18 April 2-15

Re-Locating Middle East Studies: New Geographies of Discourse The American University in Dubai (AUD) and the British Institute for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) present a transdisciplinary conference, which considers the need to reformulate study of West Asia and North Africa. Could new approaches for studying these regions be best initiated from a Dubai well known … Continue reading

New Podcast – Kronos Quartet – Warp and Weft
Contemporary Music / Music / Podcasts

New Podcast – Kronos Quartet – Warp and Weft

Tar o Pood (Persian for warp and weft) is a collaboration between Kronos Quartet and Iranian-Canadian Sabha Aminikia. We interview violinist and Kronos Quartet founder David Harrington, ahead of the performance at San Francisco’s Switchboard Festival, on how their work is centred on a politics heavily informed by the group’s feelings about their own country’s … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Women and Sweet Choices
Contemporary Music / Music / Schedule

This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Women and Sweet Choices

Women and Sweet Choices This week’s guest host is Nesa Azadikhah a sound artist, music producer and Dj living In Tehran. Azadikhah has shown work both in Dubai and Iran and brings her sounds to Resonance104.4FM. Broadcasts today March 10th at 21hrs-21.:30, repeats Thurs 4pm on 104.4FM in London – Listen online via the RadioPlayer Continue reading

New Podcast – Shahram Karimi + Shoja Azari, Persian Coffeehouse Paintings
Art / Fine art and design / iran

New Podcast – Shahram Karimi + Shoja Azari, Persian Coffeehouse Paintings

The exhibition Blazing Grace was a reflection on the First Gulf War, 1990 to 1991, and the wider effects of its military action in the Middle East. Part of an ongoing collaboration between the Iranian painter Shahram Karimi and his childhood friend video artist Shoja Azari – both regular collaborators with artist Shirin Neshat, the … Continue reading