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Underdown تحت التحت

Online the concrete jungle that is Beirut, Lebanon, the outspoken taxi driver Abu Hussam is doing his best to survive. His dream is to find a roof above his head. Until that day comes, he’ll sleep on the street and drive around the streets of Beirut with smoke pouring from the hood of his car.…


In the Last Days of the City آخر أيام المدينة

Onlineالقاهرة، وسط المدينة، ديسمبر ٢٠٠٩. يحاول خالد، صانع الأفلام الشاب، أن يصنع فيلماً يلتقط فيه نبض المدينة في لحظة يكاد أن يفقد فيها كل شيء. بمساعدة رسائل الفيديو التي تصله من أصدقاءه في بيروت وبغداد وبرلين، على خالد أن يجد طريقه عبر قسوة وجمال آخر أيام المدينة. رابط الفيلم مخصص للعرض في النرويج حصراًDowntown Cairo, 2009.…


Six Ordinary Stories ست قصص عادية


في فيلمه ست قصص عادية (٢٠٠٧) يرافق المخرج ميار الرومي سائقي تاكسي في عملهم اليومي في مدينة دمشق. يأخذنا الفيلم في رحلة ضمن شوراع دمشق وقصص سائقي التكسي اليومية. Six taxi drivers open up in the intimacy of their cars, and take us into their daily stories, wandering in the streets of Damascus. They are…


Right to the City in Arab Contexts الحق في المدينة في البلدان العربية


Masahat and Public Works Studio invite you to this online panel featuring the following Arab architects and urban researchers who will discuss the Right to the City in different Arab contexts taking case studies from Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt and Sudan.Majid Doglas, Building Engineer (Occupied Ramallah): Reviving tangible cultural heritage in Palestinian cities and villages.Tasneem…

Arab Spring 10 Years Later: Looking Back from Norway


Ten years after the Arab uprisings in 2011, we are faced with critical questions on how to remember and reflect on these events. Calls for social justice, equality and freedom were faced with even more oppression that forced millions to leave their homes in search for a safe and dignified life. In 2021, we also look…

Reading circle: Homemaking in Exile حلقة قراءة: توطّن المنفى


ندعوكم للمشاركة في حلقة القراءة والنقاش مع الكاتب السوري ياسين الحاج صالح تحت عنوان "توطُّن المنفى" حيث سندعو الكاتب لتقديم لمحة مختصرة عن مقالتين له ناقش فيهما موضوع المنفى، قبل أن نطرح بعض الأسئلة ونتيح المجال للجمهور لطرح الأسئلة.   للمشاركة في الحلقة، يمكنكم قراءة قراءة المقالتين المذكورتين أدناه، ومن ثم التسجيل برابط الزوم لحضور…

Collecting the Archives of Past and Present Revolutions: The project DREAM


Masahat and CIMS (Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Oslo) invite you to this seminar with Leyla Dakhli, starting with a short presentation by Dakhli followed by discussion and Q&A from the floor. The project DREAM is investigating revolutions and revolutionary dreams in the context of the Arab Mediterranean area after independence (1950’s until today).…

In memory of Sarah Hijazi: Solidarity against Homophobia في ذكرى ساره حجازي: معاً ضد رهاب المثلية

Pride House Øvre Vågsallmenningen, Bergen

Welcome to this panel commemorating the memory of the Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist, Sarah Hegazi, who took her life in exile last June. This conversation will shed light on the violence that members of the LGBTQ+ community experience particularly in the Middle East, the mental health consequences of Homophobia and hate speech as well as the…

Intersectionality: Being a double & triple minority in society

Pride House Øvre Vågsallmenningen, Bergen

This panel will discuss overlapping identities and the importance of intersectional awareness. The conversation will discuss the situation of sexual and gender minorities in Norway who represent more than one minority group, and how the Norwegian system responds to LGBTQ+ asylum seekers. Guest speakers: Maruwa Ibrahim, Advisor at Skeiv Verden (Queer World) working mostly on…

Insiders Narrative – From Gaza

Hålogaland Teater Teaterplassen 1, Tromsø

This film screening and panel discussion titled “Insiders Narrative” will shed light on how Gazan youth have experienced and continue to experience war and military aggression. After the 11 day aggression Gaza’s youth have less prospects and envision a bleaker future. The film “Ambulance” will be screened and followed by a panel discussion. Ambulance is…