Fawwaz Traboulsi: Translating Politics into Art and Literature in the Arab World
16. Mai | 19:30
This event with the eminent Lebanese public intellectual and critic Fawwaz Traboulsi draws on his long experience of organizing for and writing about a democratic future in the Arab world. It delves into the political role of art and culture, from the Lebanese civil war to the Arab uprisings and beyond. The wide-ranging conversation will revisit his war-time photo essay Guernica-Beirut, consider the theatre of Fayrouz and the Rahbani brothers in light of the politics of sectarianism in Lebanon and elsewhere in the region, and probe the extent to which popular culture can challenge neoliberal ‘culture talk’ about and in the Middle East.
Moderated by Leyla Dahkli and Jens Hanssen
leyla.dakhli ( at ) cmb.hu-berlin.de
ERC-founded programme ‘Drafting and Enacting the Revolution in the Arab Mediterranean’ (DREAM), Orient Institute of Beirut (OIB) of the Max Weber Stiftung, Europe in the Middle East -The Middle East in Europe (EUME) – a research program of the Forum Transregionale Studien, Co2libri – Conceptual Collaboration: Living Borderless Research Interaction, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), ICI Berlin
OrtICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry
Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8