Head elsewhere

August 8, 2017

Head elsewhere While researching for a session during our upcoming workshop on journalism and migration, I came across lots of great photographers (the topic for the session is how to use photography to change stereotypes and present alternative narratives) and since we’re living in the age of social-visual media,...

Arslanbob – of walnuts, mountains and divinity

July 28, 2017

Arslanbob – of walnuts, mountains and divinity There’s a road leading up from Bazar-Khorgon, a small and dusty town in the Fergana valley, the open lands connecting southern Kyrgyzstan, eastern Uzbekistan and the north of Tajikistan. It leads along a river at first, with houses and small farms on the...

Space ride

July 27, 2017

Space ride When Dubai launched its metro line in 2009, the first cart on each train was painted in gold, and you had to buy a special ticket to enter. The idea was that riding it was an experience, not just a way to get from A to B...

Bishkek in the summer heat

July 26, 2017

Bishkek in the summer heat When the Kara-Kirghiz Autonomous Oblast (the name used for the different regions incorporated in the Soviet Union) was established in 1925, Bishkek – at the time called “Pishpek”, then one year later named “Frunze” – became its capital. The city has since been the...

Tripoli summer city

July 9, 2017

Tripoli summer city The road that leads through Mina down to the sea, on a heavily hot Saturday afternoon.  

Mao, Mecca and a tent – the last stops on a fascinating journey through the history of calligraphy

July 6, 2017

An exhibition with works from five contemporary Lebanese artists explores the way private/public ideas take form through the means of calligraphy