Ibraaz launches Platform 008
babelmed - 25/02/2015
Initiated by the Kamel Lazaar Foundation in 2011, Ibraaz is the leading critical forum on visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East.Ibraaz publishes an online, bi-annual Platform. For the Platforms, writers, thinkers and artists are asked to respond to a question about an issue relevant to the Middle East and North Africa.
Platform 008 will ask "How do we effectively map the historical and contemporary relationships that exist between North Africa, the Middle East and the Global South?"
Contributors to this debate will includePio Abad, Mahmoud Abu Hashhash, Rahel Aima, Basma Alsharif, Monira Al Qadiri, Shiva Balaghi, Yogesh Barve, Eric Baudelaire, Neïl Beloufa, Isak Berbic, Beyond Entropy (Stefano Rabolli Pansera), Campus in Camps, Martina Caruso, Youmna Chlala, Grupo Contrafilé, Laura Cugusi, Shezad Dawood, Clare Davies, Hassan Darsi, Kurchi Dasgupta, Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (DAAR), Jeannette Ehlers, Embroiderers of Actuality, Anthony Gardner, Farida El Gazzar, Aikaterini Gegisian, Maryam Monalisa Gharavi, Nida Ghouse, Natasha Ginwala, Ariel Hassan, Nav Haq, Malak Helmy, Maryam Jafri, Amar Kanwar, Romuald Karmakar, Gilles Kepel, Lara Khaldi, Bouchra Khalili, Daria Kirsanova, Taus Makhacheva, Ahmad Makia, Santiago Mostyn, Gerardo Mosquera, Diana Nawi, Uriel Orlow, Rosana Palazyan, Nikos Papastergiadis, Haig Papazian, Fernando Resende, Amanprit Sandhu, Stephen Sheehi, Mounira Al Solh, Jonas Staal, Hakan Topal, Eric Van Hove, Vangelis Vlahos, Leung Chi Wo,andTirdad Zolghadr.
Following the end of this platform, a further series of essays will be commissioned and produced in parallel with an international conference, for a print volume on this subject (to be published in 2016).
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