Middle Eastern Studies Program Presents
Towards Communal Media: A Conversation with Yazan Khalili
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST/GMT-5
Yazan Khalili will talk about “the total work of the cultural institution,” a concept developed during his time at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, asking how we can practice critique through the structures of the cultural production. He will also discuss Radio Alhara, the online communal radio that was established in Palestine at the beginning of the lockdown, and functions as an open platform for sharing sound in all its formats. He will think with us about communal media and collective practices, how to establish cultural structures, and infiltrate others.
Yazan Khalili lives and works in and out of Palestine. He is an architect, artist, and cultural producer. His works have been exhibited in several major exhibitions, including KW (Berlin, 2020), MoCA (Toronto, 2020), New Photography (MoMA, 2018), and Shanghai Biennial (2016). Khalili was the director of Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre between 2015 and 2019. He is one of the founders of Radio Alhara, Palestine. Currently, he is the cochair of the photography division of the MFA program at Bard College, a PhD candidate at Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, and a guest researcher at the Rijksakademie.
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This event is cosponsored by the Human Rights Project.
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Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST/GMT-5
Location: Online Event