Time, Space and People: Untold History of Mosul – Omar Mohammad

Mosul has been for centuries a city of unique coexistence and had its own identity locally and internationally. Christians were not only leading their own community, they were the alternative to Rome. Jews were developing their language and had a different life than it was told to us by recent studies. Muslims and other groups worked all together and produce their own products that helped Europe during its industrial revolution. What happened to a city was once on the Silk Road to be a destroyed one? Who are the people of Mosul now? What space they have? and what time they are living?

This talk was part of the fifth edition of The Question of Syria Conference: The Struggle for Home.

An Update from Lebanon – Rana Issa

Rana Issa (Assistant Professor at the American University in Beirut and SPACE board member) has been part of the protests in Lebanon since the start of the Lebanese revolt on October 17, 2019. In this talk, she introduces the major milestones in the revolution and some of the protesters creative strategies and tactics.

This talk was part of the fifth edition of The Question of Syria Conference: The Struggle for Home.

When Home is Unattainable, What Replaces it? – Alia Malek

In 2015, Malek traveled from Greece to Germany with a group of Syrians fleeing their country’s disintegration. The refugees had met while marooned on the same raft in the middle of the Aegean Sea. Each of them came from a different part of Syria and from different socio-economic classes. Their sites were set on making it to Sweden and the Netherlands. Some of them would be forced to ask for asylum in Germany. Since then, Malek has been reporting on their lives and displacement across these three countries as part of a 10 year reporting project. Drawing on this work, she considers what replaces the very idea of home when home itself becomes unattainable and its permanence illusory.

This talk was part of the fifth edition of The Question of Syria Conference: The Struggle for Home.

Home and Homeland in the Palestinian Right to Return – Nadim Khoury

The right of return has been central to the Palestinian struggle since 1948. What home Palestinian refugees should return to, however, has been less than obvious. In this talk, Nadim Khoury explores the different meanings of home underlying the right of return, especially as this right has been recognized, negated, and negotiated since 1948.

This talk was part of the fifth edition of The Question of Syria Conference: The Struggle for Home.

حوار مفتوح: (مـ)ساحات التغيير في دول الربيع العربي

يسرُّ سبيس ومركز الخرطوم للفن المعاصر دعوتكم إلى حوار مفتوح باللغة العربية مع فنانين وأكاديميين من العراق وفلسطين وسوريا ولبنان والسودان للتفكير في مساحات التغيير في دول الربيع العربي منذ الموجة اﻷولى للمظاهرات في 2011، وما لحقها من ثورات مضادة وصراعات مسلحة ومروراً بالموجة الثانية من الثورات الشعبية التي شهدتها …