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Where the streets have new names
Josef Burton   

Where the streets have new names | babelmed | mediterranean cultureJust like the other revolutionary countries – most notably Egypt but also Tunisia, Bahrain, Syria and others – Libya has seen an explosion in street art. Under Gaddafi, neither political opposition nor independent cultural expressions were tolerated.

 
The portrait and the hawk
Paolo Martino   

The portrait and the hawk | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe meeting with Vartuhi and with the fate that divided her from her sister in 1946. She lives in Musa Dagh, in Armenia, where a huge hawk reminds travellers of the Armenian fighters who in 1915 opposed the Ottoman troops. The fifth episode of the story “From the Caucasus to Beirut”.

 
The kafala, an adoption that is not an adoption (1)
Marianne Roux-Bouzidi   
The kafala, an adoption that is not an adoption (1) | babelmed | mediterranean cultureEven today, in almost all Muslim countries (except Turkey, Indonesia and Tunisia - but in Tunisia, the Islamists want the government to open debate in order to change the law) it is the kafala that allows adults to take care of abandoned minors in accordance with Islamic law.
 
Theatre and Migration - Astrágali in Nicosia
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Theatre and Migration - Astrágali in Nicosia | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe dynamics of migration in the concrete lives of migrant men and women is one of the central aspects of the project HOST. The project makes a stop in Cyprus with the advanced training workshop conducted by Astràgali and a group of scholars coordinated by Mario Longo, Professor of Sociology and research director at the University of Salento.
 
Tamenghast: Far From Algiers
Nesrine Dahmoun   
Tamenghast: Far From Algiers | babelmed | mediterranean cultureFor long, when speaking of this Algerian city I knew only by name, I pronounced it “Tamanrasset”. But when I went there for the first time, Boubekeur explained to me that the correct pronunciation was “Tamenghast”, a word which represents a kind of sand embankment, be it natural or artificial.
 
Exchange Platform MADARAT, Beirut, Lebanon
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Exchange Platform MADARAT, Beirut, Lebanon | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Roberto Cimetta Fund will be organising a platform for exchange in collaboration with the Institut français de Beyrouth from 20th to 22nd November 2012.

 
Cairo Through The Windscreen
Youssef Rakha   
Cairo Through The Windscreen | babelmed | mediterranean cultureVirtual exhibition. These photos of the everyday Cairo were taken by Youssef Rakha, Egyptian writer, poet, and photographer.
 
Host Progect (Hospitality, Otherness, Society, Theatre)
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Host Progect (Hospitality, Otherness, Society, Theatre) | babelmed | mediterranean cultureSalento-Spain-Greece. The project Host uses theatrical and sociological research to tell past and present emigration the through the words of migrants themselves and through the eyes of theatre.
 
The kafala, an adoption that is not an adoption (2)
Marianne Roux-Bouzidi   
The kafala, an adoption that is not an adoption (2) | babelmed | mediterranean cultureIf according to Bukhari’s hadith, the Prophet promised paradise to the one who takes an orphan under his wing, the path before obtaining a kafala is rather difficult.
 
Slow Food Turkey: Wheat Rites
Francesco Martino   
Slow Food Turkey: Wheat Rites | babelmed | mediterranean cultureThe Princes' Islands are the tourist destination for those who want to leave behind the frenzy of the immense metropolis on the Bosporus. These islands have been for millennia a laboratory of cultural contamination, as testified by recipes, smells, tastes, and words.
 
“Well-tempered Multiculturalism”
Alexis Nuselovici (Nouss)   
“Well-tempered Multiculturalism” | babelmed | mediterranean cultureProfessor at the University of Montreal, linguist, philosopher, anthropologist, Alexis Nouss been exploring the notions of multiculturalism and interculturalism in art for several years. He is the author of several books and reference articles on the subject. Its design is that of a multiculturalism respecting differences in a collective project.
 
Venice, Views and Characters of a City of Film
Federica Araco - Enrico Brunetti   
Venice, Views and Characters of a City of Film | babelmed | mediterranean cultureGateway to the East, at the crossroads of peoples and cultures, a bridge between the old world and a legendary and mysterious East, over the centuries, Venice has been able to preserve its magical atmosphere thanks to a cultural and aesthetic melting pot that makes it unique in the world.
 
Impressions, Dream City 2012
Elizabeth Grech   
Impressions, Dream City 2012 | babelmed | mediterranean cultureA cultural journey in the old medina of the city of Tunis. These pictures were taken during a few artistic stops interspersed with beautiful encounters on the different Dream City paths. Contemporary art initiative supported by the Art Rue Association. Hispstamatic Photos by Elizabeth Grech for Babelmed.
 

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