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

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

MENA::Norden
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

Muhammad al-Idrisi, 1154. A Tabula Rogeriana inclui este mapa mundo (Europa, Asia e uma parte do Norte de Africa)

Cultural Cooperation Seminar, Instituto Camões, Lisbon

Arts Cabinet was very pleased and honoured to be invited by Prof. Doutora Ana Paula Laborinho, President of the Instituto Camões, to present its work on 7 January in Lisbon at the annual conference of ambassadors and heads of service involved in international development and cultural relations. Continue Reading

Creating Sustainable Networks

Arts Cabinet was invited to take part in a closed workshop organised by the Centre for Cultural Relations (University of Edinburgh) and GivRum (Copenhagen) on how cities develop international cultural networks and foster transnational and interdisciplinary relationships across cities. A lively discussion took place at Edinburgh College of Art,… Continue Reading

The first Maghreb Academic Network conference

The first Maghreb Academic Network Postgraduate Conference, ‘The “Arab Spring” and Contemporary Cultural Production from the Maghreb’, took place at St. Antony’s College, Oxford on 5 June 2015. The event brought together postgraduate researchers from across the UK to examine the place of the so-called “Arab Spring” within cultural production… Continue Reading