Can Beirut Recover? Artists Reflect on the August 4th Blast in Lebanon (by Elyssar Press)

Today, please consider supporting Lebanese artists by purchasing The Beirut Call: Harnessing Creativity for Change, a collection from Elyssar Press that features the work of 21 artists, poets, professors, and activists. Proceeds from The Beirut Call help Dar al Kalima University College of Arts and Culture fund artists, arts NGOs, and small creative enterprises’ projects in Lebanon. Continue reading Can Beirut Recover? Artists Reflect on the August 4th Blast in Lebanon (by Elyssar Press)

Crawling Out from Under Rubble: On Becoming Iconoclasts

How and why did we let ourselves be continuously buried under rubble? Without implicating ourselves in entrenching the Orientalist caricatures of Southwestern Asian societies as incapable of self-government, there are questions to be asked about quietist and conformist tendencies, about the ostrich-like behavior and the zombie attitude. These questions do not lend themselves to easy … Continue reading Crawling Out from Under Rubble: On Becoming Iconoclasts