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The Oral History of Imperialism: Palestine under the British Mandate

4/05/17 7:00 pm

In the story of British rule in Palestine (1917 to 1948) Palestinian voices have tended to be marginalised or absent. Roger Hardy and Dina Matar discuss the oral history of imperialism in Palestine in the British mandate period.

In Conversation – Judy Price

Talk

26/04/17 7:00 pm

Artist Judy Price in discussion with art historian Lucy Reynolds and academic, editor and writer Anthony Downey about the work in her exhibition Still on show at The Mosaic Rooms.

Edward W. Said London Lecture 2017: Justice Not Revenge by Mahmood Mamdani

Annual Lecture

31/03/17 6:30 pm
£12

Internationally renowned academic and author Mahmood Mamdani presents this year’s Edward W Said London Lecture, examining the concept of revolutionary justice.

Where the Line is Drawn

Book Launch and Discussion

10/03/17 7:00 pm

Acclaimed Palestinian author Raja Shehadeh discusses his new book on the personal impact of Occupation in conversation with Gillian Slovo.

A Rough History (of the Destruction of Fingerprints)

Performance and Talk

28/02/17 7:00 pm

A performance, talk and short film by artist Ayesha Hameed with Susan Shuppli and Dr Kristen KreiderA Rough History considers the practice by migrants entering the EU of destroying their fingerprints to avoid detection, alongside other histories of fingerprint erasures.

Culture+Conflict – Bisan Abu-Eisheh

Talk

22/02/17 7:00 pm

Palestinian artist Bisan Abu Eisheh‘s work draws on a range of material including his own family’s experiences to explore history and politics. He is currently artist in residence at Culture+Conflict. Abu-Eisheh will be in conversation with curator Michaela Crimmin.

Poetry and Politics in the Modern Arab World

Talk

8/02/17 7:00 pm

Atef Alshaer explores how Arabic poetry has its finger on the political pulse, from the breakdown of the Ottoman Empire to the Arab Spring. He reflects on the role of Arabic poetry in political culture in conversation with Dina Matar.

Balancing Acts: Performing Nationalism and Other Scripts

Panel Discussion

25/01/17 7:00 pm

How are nationalism, resistance and conflict performed in artistic practices? What societal and institutional pressures affect artists working in this context and how does this influence their work? Lina KhatibSandra Noeth, Larissa Sansour and Nat Muller discuss.

The Palestinian Novel

Book Launch and Discussion

30/11/16 7:00 pm

The Palestinian Novel: from 1948 to the Present is the first study in English to chart the development of the Palestinian novel in exile and under occupation from 1948 onwards.  Basher Abu-Maneh, the author, will be in conversation with Razia Iqbal.

Humanitarianism and the Migrant Crisis

Talk

24/11/16 7:00 pm

Join Peter Gill and Natasha King as they discuss problems facing contemporary humanitarian solutions and the potential of alternative responses and activism to the migrant crisis.

Pan-African Festival of Algiers

Film

16/11/16 7:30 pm
£6.50

The Pan-African Cultural Festival was a globally significant cultural event which took place in 1969 in Algeria. Featuring music greats including Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba, the festival celebrated post-colonial African nations and was a call for liberation for other countries across the continent. This film made in the same year by artist William Klein will be introduced by film historian and cinema curator Olivier Hadouchi.

An Evening with Tahar Ben Jelloun

26/10/16 7:00 pm

Join distinguished French-Moroccan novelist Tahar Ben Jelloun in conversation with Lulu Norman and Rosie Goldsmith.

Stories in Transit

Talk

20/10/16 7:00 pm

Join Marina Warner and Omar Berrada in their discussion of story-telling and story-making as imaginative shelters in situations of exile and dispossession.

Artist Talk: Katia Kameli

Talk

8/10/16 12:00 pm

Join Katia Kameli in discussion with independent lecturer, curator, and art critic Simon Njami about the work in her first London solo show at The Mosaic Rooms, and her wider practise. 

Image Keepers

Talk

29/09/16 7:00 pm

Join us as Zineb Sedira discusses her two-part film on a photographic archive documenting the Algerian war of independence and beyond.

The Chronotopes of Palestine

Film screening and discussion

18/08/16 7:00 pm

The Chronotopes of Palestine is a series of five audio-visual ethnographic short films,  which explore the relationship between memory and place in the context of the ongoing Palestinian dispossession through the memories of three generations of families in Poland and the UK.

Artist Talk: Larissa Sansour

6/07/16 7:00 pm

Larissa Sansour will discuss the works featured in the exhibition ‘In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain‘ with academic, editor and writer Anthony Downey.

Social Media as Archives of the Arab Uprisings

Film screening and discussion

23/06/16 6:30 pm
£6.50

This is the third and final event in the The Mosaic Rooms’ series Crisis and Creativity: A Season of Contemporary Films from and about the Arab World curated by Shohini Chaudhuri.

Politicising Tourism in Palestine

Film screening and discussion

8/06/16 6:30 pm
£6.50

This is the second event in the The Mosaic Rooms’ series Crisis and Creativity: A Season of Contemporary Films from and about the Arab World curated by Shohini Chaudhuri.

Talk: Patriotism and Dissent in the Global South

19/05/16 7:00 pm

Authors Pankaj Mishra and Vijay Prashad in conversation about the rise of authoritarianism in Egypt, Turkey and India; the germination of cultures of resistance; and important questions surrounding the intellectual and solidarity.

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