Registrations open for the next Mediterranean Fractures Symposium that will be held in Valletta on the 5-6 November 2015, hosted by the Mediterranean Institute of the University of Malta.
The Economic & Social Crisis in the eyes of Mediterranean writers and poets
The Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival was held from the 30th of August to the 1st of September. Entitled “Dieta kontra l-Kri?i” (Crisis Fare), this year’s edition focused on the economic and social crisis with an allusion to the easy discourse about the Mediterranean diet. Babelmed is publishing a series of interviews that the TV guide of the Times of Malta held with some of the festival’s participants coming from different Euro-Mediterranean countries questioning mainly the role of a writer in a crisis.
May we have a word 1?
The Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival was held from the 30th of August to the 1st of September. This year’s edition focused on the economic and social crisis. Series of interviews held by Stanley Borg for the Times of Malta with some of the festival’s participants coming from different Euro-Mediterranean countries.
Stories from the sea
The sea is never too far and this ever-present force has shaped much of our history and culture. Rachel Agius (Times of Malta) talks to Jimmy Grima, artistic director of The Rubberbodies Collective in Malta, about the way the sea inspired its upcoming Malta Arts Festival performance.
Transit – Valletta’s changing urban landscape
Like many other Mediterranean cities, Malta’s capital city, Valletta’s urban landscape is changing constantly. TRANSIT, an urban art project aims to raise awareness on the link between built environment and the social fabric of a city through creativity, artistic expression, urban research and audio-visual documentation.
The artist, the teacher and the curator
“When I was a kid, I'd tell my mother that I wanted to become an artist. I don't think she took me seriously back then, because this didn't seem like a realistic career (it still doesn't). I loved drawing a lot as a kid, then as a teenager I realised that I could express my inner 'self' in words too.
Young on the Rock
Good weather, stability and warm- hearted people. All sell well with the tourists but how do young Maltese people live? What do they make out of living on a tiny Euro-Med island with ambitions of becoming an international communications hub? How does it feel to be a young person living in densely populated Malta today?
Opportunities are elsewhere
Work and money seem to be the number one preoccupation of most of the Maltese between twenty to thirty years of age. Subsistence, precarious employment and living up to one’s expectations are however only part of the complexities which define youths in present day Malta. Relationships, single-parenthood, immigration and education are still very much on the agenda.
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