“Fables are not childish romances, but rather childhood politics. For we enter language through fables’ collectivity, as a group of humans and non-humans. And the wits and tricks are not just lessons, but a language of surviving for the oppressed.”
Writer Haytham El Wardany is in conversation with curator Azar Mahmoudian about Kalila wa Dimna, and how we can learn from our childhood.
Haytham El Wardany is a writer and translator. Born in Cairo, living currently in Berlin. His most recent book is Book of Sleep, which is a fragmentary reflection on the agency of passivity in post-revolutionary conditions.
Azar Mahmoudian is an independent curator and educator based in Tehran. She is the curator of When Legacies Become Debts.
This event is part of the public programme accompanying the exhibition When Legacies Become Debts, curated by Azar Mahmoudian.
Please note, seats for this event are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.