Delve back into The Diasporic Schools

12/11/2020

The Diasporic Schools came to an end with a public program filled with online encounters, podcasts and shortfilms. We shared this experience from a distance, with many of you and sparked interesting conversations together.

Did you miss out on The Diasporic Schools, the second part of our autumn program? You can now delve back into the artistic projects here.

Without any News From Home

12/11/2020

We’d hoped to leave you this autumn with News From Home. Unfortunately, this third part of our autumn program is cancelled due to additional measures that were announced by the Brussels government.

Nevertheless, we are very grateful to all the artists, partners and collaborators that contributed to the realization of this project dedicated to Brussels based artists.

We are now fully committed to the organization of the festival in May 2021. Looking forward to welcoming you at Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2021!

Listening session: Lagrange Points remains more than ever open

23/10/2020

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

22/10/2020

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

16/10/2020

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

15/10/2020

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

14/10/2020

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

09/10/2020

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

08/10/2020

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

07/10/2020

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