Listening session: Lagrange Points remains more than ever open


Despite of the actuality, Lagrange Points remains open. Tonight, at 18:30, we will seat in the Brussels arabic bookshop to listen to the fourth episode of The Ramallah Club Network by Samah Hijawi and Reem Shilleh. They will be in conversation with curators Rasha Salti and Kristine Khouri.

You are more than ever welcome.

Museum in exile and food care in time of crisis


We present two new episodes in podcast this Thursday: In the first one, Otobong Nkanga and Sandrine Honliasso talk with urban farmer Ashna Afroze Ahmed for the fourth chapter of their Ikọ serie. While for the fourth episode of The Ramallah Club Network, Reem Shilleh and Samah Hijawi approach the complex relationship between the Palestinian diaspora and the struggle for the liberation of the country. 

You can discover Food care in time of crisis with Ashna Afroze Ahmed, the episode 3 of Ikọ, on the page dedicated to the work of Otobong Nkanga and Sandrine Honliasso.  

And we meet again on Radio Al-Hara at 14:30 for episode 4 of The Ramallah Club Network by Reem Shilleh and Samah Hijawi.

Listening session: Tonight at Lagrange Points


Join us tonight at Lagrange Points, the Arabic-speaking bookshop in Brussels, at 18:30 for a listening session of The Ramallah Club Network and a meeting with Samah Hijawi & Reem Shilleh who will share life stories and experiences across different borders.

Episode 3: memories


Samah Hijawi, Reem Shilleh and Basma Alsharif talk about their earliest memories. This third episode of The Ramallah Club Network is about distance and image, and about Basma Alsharif's video and writing works, Gaza, metaphors and much more.

The third episode episode is broadcasted on Radio Al-Hara on 14:30 and the Basma Alsharif's video We Began By Measuring Distance (2009) will be streaming online on The Ramallah Club Network page untill the 18th of October.

Ikọ podcast: episode 2


The conversation will explore the textile practice in the african cultures and how its contemporary practices can be a site for community building and support.

Lagrange Points welcomes us tonight


In this hard times of pandemy, Lagrange Points remains open as a bookshop. Tonight we will seat in this cosy place to listen Samah Hijawi and Reem Shilleh in conversation with the filmmaker Michel Khleifi. They speak about memory and about Khleifi's cinematographic work, particularly his 1985 film Maaloul Celebrates Its Destruction.

This second podcast of The Ramallah Club Network will be held in Arabic and the safety measures will be respected: be most welcome.

Release of the second episode of The Ramallah Club Network


In the second episode of The Ramallah Club Network, Samah Hijawi and Reem Shilleh are in conversation with the filmmaker Michel Khleifi about memory and his cinematographic work.  

The episode in Arabic is broadcasted on Radio Al-Hara today at 14:30.   

You can also see Michel Khleifi's short film Maaloul Celebrates Its Destruction until Sunday night on The Ramallah Club Network page.

The first episode of Ikọ is online


At the invitation of The Diasporic Schools artist Otobong Nkanga and curator Sandrine Honliasso initiated and co-founded in the last months the project Ikọ.  

Released every Wednesday in the month of October, Ikọ is a sound project accompanying the listeners in a reflection on forms of circulation, economy and care, and the mobility of ideas, people and goods.  

Ikọ appears simultaneously on the website of the project and of the festival. The first month will culminate in a public conversation with Otobong Nkanga and Sandrine Honliasso as part of the final public program of The Diasporic Schools.

Listen here Ikọ - episode 1: Repairing bodies and land with Aisha Conté

The Ramallah Club Network


Today will start the six artistic projects of The Diasporic Schools. They have several forms of sharing with the audience, and will end with an online public program.

This afternoon, and every Thursday in October, at 2:30 PM you can ear an episode of The Ramallah Club Network on Radio Al-Hara. In this weekly radio show artists Samah Hijawi and Reem Shilleh connect voices of the Palestinian diasporas and highlight its history and present.

The project is also broadcasted during a listening and reflection session organised every Friday at 6:30 PM at Lagrange Points, a Brussels-based Arabic-language bookshop.

More information are available on the page of The Ramallah Club Network.

Frie Leysen (1950 — 2020)


It is with great sadness that we learnt that Frie Leysen passed away today. In 1994 she founded the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels together with Guido Minne. They radically counteracted division in the Belgian cultural landscape, and they brought the French-speaking and Flemish communities together, sharing international artists who were often shown in the European context for the first time.

Frie Leysen was an exemplary figure for all of us. Her outspoken social commitment, exceptional generosity towards artists, her public and sharp artistic vision and integrity were known far beyond Brussels and Europe.

We will miss her.

Our thoughts go to the family and friends and everybody who got the chance to know her.

The festival's direction has written a letter to share the grief and loss of this day.