nicholassenn + middle_east   26

Arabs are democracy's new pioneers | Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri | The Guardian
"One challenge facing observers of the uprisings spreading across north Africa and the Middle East is to read them as not so many repetitions of the past but as original experiments that open new political possibilities, relevant well beyond the region, for freedom and democracy."
news  revolution  possibility  politics  imagination  middle_east  africa 
february 2011 by nicholassenn
Notes for a Possible Timeline / The Speculative Archive / NYFA Interactive
Since 1999 the Speculative Archive has created videos, photographs, installations, and published texts that rigorously and poetically analyze the use value of documents - classified and not - in the construction of history.
essay  project  video  art  history  culture  politics  social_memory  utopia  middle_east 
october 2006 by nicholassenn
BIDOUN / Arts and Culture from the Middle East
BIDOUN was created as a platform for ideas and an open forum for exchange, dialogue and opinions about arts and culture from the Middle East....
journal  art  culture  politics  middle_east 
july 2006 by nicholassenn
crusading
Aimed at the historical crusades, at understanding how the Middle East and the borders of Europe became the place for struggles over power and control, and at contemporary conflicts influenced or illuminated by the concept of the crusades....
project  place  history  politics  war  middle_east  europe 
july 2006 by nicholassenn

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