Six Pillars Broadcast – Artist Manal Aldowayan
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Artist Manal Aldowayan

As a female artist from Saudi Arabia, Manal AlDowayan’s has a particular resonance; themes of active forgetting, archives, and collective memory, with a large focus on the state of Saudi women and their representation. From photography to film to sculpture Aldowayan is always exploring new forms and has shown a significant body of work internationally, … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Iranian Film Review with Rammy Elsaadany
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Iranian Film Review with Rammy Elsaadany

“When you isolate women, you isolate the soul of the whole society.” Hissa Hilal, The Poetess, Screening at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London this month (see below). This week we celebrate International Women’s Day with a look at two forthcoming releases by women directors from Iran. Pictured left is Ava, screening at … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Not Just My Hijab
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Not Just My Hijab

Wed 28th June  – Not Just My Hijab Four very different women recount their complex relationships with their own hijabs, not the static, monolithic contentious ‘thing’ it is usually perceived as, but rather something intensely personal. Guest produced by Kerning Cultures,, edited from the original for ResonanceFM by Fari Bradley. Broadcast Times Six Pillars broadcasts … Continue reading

Dancing in Istanbul
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Dancing in Istanbul

“Finally we didn’t have a place to go, so we just danced outside. […] We grew up in the Romani neighbourhood, in the Romani culture.” Sulukule Mon Amour from !f istanbul Sulukule (literally: “Water tower”) is a historic settlement in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is an area within the area of Istanbul’s … Continue reading

Disarming Design
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Disarming Design

The International Academy of Arts Palestine, in Ramallah recently ran an Open Studio workshop which resulted in these brilliant embroidered masks below. One of these masks became the poster image for the Eye on Palestine festival. Their mode of operation is to bring designers and artists together with local craftsmen and create dialogue around the … Continue reading

Turkey’s Feminist MPs
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Turkey’s Feminist MPs

With the 2015 elections in Turkey, the share of women within parliament has achieved the highest level in recorded history (at 18 per cent). More importantly, Turkey now has feminist MPs in parliament. PIcture here is Filiz Kerestecioglu’s photo, taken during her oath ceremony. She had a purple dress and is sporting the feminist badge. Previously a Twitter … Continue reading