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The State of Arab Men


19/10/17 7:00 pm

From head of state to head of the family, men are pillars of patriarchies across the Arab region. Shereen El Feki and panel discuss the first international study of the personal lives of Arab men to explore how these roles are changing.

Time Beyond Place


24/08/17 7:00 pm

Presentation by artist Anne Senstad on founding Time Beyond Place – The Cultural Bridge. Through this crosscultural, all-female platform, artists create work about the preservation of cultural heritage, domesticity and memory in Saudi Arabia. An ithra initiative, coordinated by CULTURUNNERS.


Archaeology of the Final Decade

20/07/17 7:00 pm

What determines if heritage is preserved or lost? Vali Malhouji discusses Archaeology of the Final Decade, his curatorial project to excavate the remains of two acts of cultural destruction in post revolutionary Iran, a festival banned for cultural decadence and a photo archive of Tehran’s red-light district.


Survival of the Artist


2/07/17 10:00 am

This conference reflects on how artists and art spaces are surviving and continuing to work in times of civil and political conflict, and on how they are responding to the threat to cultural heritage.

Artists Talk: Shift

Artists Talk

1/07/17 12:00 pm

Join Zahrah Al-Ghamdi, Dana Awartani and Reem Al-Nasser to discuss their debut exhibition Shift at The Mosaic Rooms and their artistic practice.

Seeds From The Zoo


8/06/17 7:00 pm

Artist Bryony Dunne speaks about her film, Bring Them Back Alive, and photographic exploration, Seeds From The Zoo, of the history of Egypt’s Giza Zoo. Dunne will be in conversation Dr Shela Sheikh.

Syria’s Cultural Heritage in Conflict


5/06/17 7:00 pm

Caabu and The Mosaic Rooms are pleased to present a talk by Ross Burns. This is a rare opportunity to hear the author discuss Aleppo and the rich history of this important city, from its earliest history through to the modern era.

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


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

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


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


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


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


16/11/16 7:30 pm

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


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.

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Sewing Borders

29/11/17 7:00 pm
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