Cairo’s international book fair runs till Feb the 10th. Advertisements
The Qatar Digital Library (QDL) has an amazing public domain digitized archive of maps, records , audio materials,and images from the British Library and elsewhere concerning the… Read more “Open source digitized documents on the Gulf and the Arab World from QDL”
From 1894 to 1960s, This page has a nice collection of vintage touristic posters of Egypt. http://www.posterpage.ch/exhib/ex275egy/ex275egy.htm I love this vintage one, which -except for the foregrounded Egyptian… Read more “Travel posters for Egypt: from Rene Wanner’s poster page”
In 1928, Stalin established a government-run foreign travel agency under the name Intourist (a contracted portmanteau of Иностранный [foreign] турист [tourist]). Though it had by that point already evacuated its international obligation to foment world revolution, Stalin’s regime was still looking to raise interest in the fledgling socialist state. All of the following brochures targeted potential tourists from the most advanced capitalist nations in the West — Germany, England, France, the US.
Stylistically, these pieces vary. Many are rather naïve, pastoral, even vaguely Orientalist, especially with respect to the more “exotic” Soviet Republics.
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This week I am looking forward to: In Cairo: The book fair is on and till February the 10th, should be taking most of the free time… Read more “Happening January 29-Feb 4th”
In Cairo: The Value of Failure: a talk about failed architecture and Urbanism In Birmingham: Locating the non-Western ‘subject’ in world politics and In London: Bringing Up… Read more “Happening Today (27/1/2016)”
Full call for papers is via: http://geographywarwickteam.tumblr.com/post/137811659397/cfp-disassembling-state-spaces