New points of departure

If the challenge is the Western model of a universal value-based system, then can the current cultural institutional model generate alternative ways of seeing the world?

In her Master-class titled ‘UNESCO heritage and outstanding universal value’, which took place at FARO (Flemish Interface Centre for Cultural Heritage), in Brussels on… Continue Reading

2017 has been a great year for Arts Cabinet

In 2017, we ran 3 artist researcher collaborations – in Iran, Morocco, the UK and the USA..  We started a research programme whose aim is to investigate the transformative potential of art and research; we are putting together a pluri-disciplinary and international research network involving scholars, artists, thinkers and… Continue Reading

Bringing knowledge to audiences in new ways…

As 2018 is just around the corner, we are really excited to have started discussions with the London-based publication Hotel, about a collaboration to explore new ways of making artistic knowledge accessible to audiences around the world.

Hotel is a magazine for new approaches to fiction, non-fiction and poetry, featuring… Continue Reading

Arts Cabinet fellow artists at the BRISMES Conference 2017

We’re delighted to present our fellow artists Setareh Fatehi and Shahrzad Irannejad at the BRISMES International Conference on Movement and Migration in the Middle East taking place on the 5th July at the University of Edinburgh.

Setareh and Shahrzad have flown from Iran to present a lecture performance part of Continue Reading

Image ©Erik Vlaeminck, 2017

Arts Cabinet presented in Moscow as a prime example of cultural relations

Erik Vlaeminck
The University of Edinburgh

On 27 April 2017, Erik Vlaeminck will present a paper in Moscow at the conference “Transformation of International Relations in XXI Century” at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Erik’s paper titled “Culture in Times of Trouble: A Call… Continue Reading

Lamia Joreige, Beyrouth autopsie d’une ville, chapitre II : « Beyrouth 1001 vues », Vidéo HD, 16 min, (2010). Crédits Lamia Joreige.

New models of cooperation between artists and researchers, ARVIMM Seminar, Paris

Svetlana Sequeira Costa
Arts Cabinet’s work was presented in the context of a Seminar Series developed by ARVIMM (Research group into the visual arts of the Muslim, Maghreb and Middle-East worlds from the 19th to 21st centuries), which took place in Paris on 18 November 2016.
Our aim was to give… Continue Reading

Agder University, practice based session led by Hydar Dewachi on Documenting research with students and staff. Photo © HydarDewachi.

Norwegian Interstices: artistic research as means to foster new experiences

Svetlana Sequeira Costa
Arts Cabinet was invited by Agder University, in Kristiansand, Norway, to attend practice based workshops on artistic research and share knowledge on  approaches and methodologies to curate, document and disseminate research. Of particular interest, the ethnographic dimension of the artistic research processes and how social interaction may be enhanced… Continue Reading

Image: ©Stuart MacDonald

Can artistic freedom walk hand in hand with cultural diplomacy?

Svetlana Sequeira Costa
The much awaited European Cultural Forum took place in Brussels last week, on 19 and 20 April. Its aim was to bring European artists, cultural practitioners, academics and policy makers together to question whether culture has the power to promote change and bring about social cohesion at a time when Europe… Continue Reading

Carthage, Tunisia ©HydarDewachi, 2015

Open Letter // Lettre Ouverte // رسالة مفتوحة

English || Francais || عربي

Artistic Exchange Programme

Dear Colleagues,

We have just learnt from the Danish Cultural Institute, lead partners of the MENA::Norden programme, that unfortunately, the funding application that was submitted to Creative Europe last October was not successful.

We are disappointed at the result given the… Continue Reading