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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.

Space and Memory in the War-Torn City

An evening of short films from the Arab world.

18/05/16 6:30 pm
£6.50

Eight specially selected short films about people’s relationships with cities in the Arab world that are being altered and destroyed by conflict. Featuring documentaries, animation and drama from Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria.

The first event of Crisis and Creativity: A Season of Contemporary Films from and about the Arab World curated by Shohini Chaudhuri.

This Sea is Mine – Qalandiya International

12/05/16 7:00 pm

Join Rawan Sharaf and Nicola Gray to find out about the contemporary art and culture of Palestine celebrated in the Qalandiya International.

The 2016 Edward W. Said London Lecture – Let Them Drown: The Violence of Othering in a Warming World

Naomi Klein

4/05/16 7:30 pm

With award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein, at Royal Festival Hall.

Video

Talk and Presentation: Liquid Traces

21/04/16 7:00 pm

Forensic Oceanography, a research agency at Goldsmiths, presents a new set of investigations on boat accidents in the Mediterranean sea in 2015, leading to unprecedented fatalities among migrants fleeing conflict.

Part of the Mobile Horizons event series curated by Tate Modern’s Nada Raza, to accompany the exhibition Sea Change.

Book Launch: This Orient Isle

7/04/16 7:00 pm

Jerry Brotton discusses this publication which shows the breadth of Elizabethan England’s cultural, economic and political relations with the Islamic world.

Book Launch: Islamic State – The Digital Caliphate

12/11/15 7:00 pm

Launch of Abdel Bari Atwan’s latest book, Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate.

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Pattern Recognition

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