More dust: (there is something called dust people!)

I have stumbled through this while doing some internet flaneuring (a.k.a procrastinating). A monthly newsletter dedicated only to dust, written by Jay Ownes. The topics seem really interesting, I plan to take a deep look one I take a break sometime in the foreseeable future I hope: http://tinyletter.com/hautepop/archive. She has argued for the importance and magnificence […]

Exhibition: A Handful of Dust 7/6 to 3/9

“I will show you fear in a handful of dust” T.S. Eliot A friend sent me this Guardian article, where Sean O’Hagan  reviews the Whitechapel Gallery exhibition A Handful of Dust.  The Exhibition is meant to be a “speculative history of the 20th century, tracing a visual journey through the imagery of dust from aerial reconnaissance, […]

On conferences

Over a  more than a month ago, I wanted to write about the ISA post-trump executive ban. This would be my second failed attempt this (academic) year to attend a conference in the US. I went through thinking hole, of what made it important initially to think that “I had to” attend at least one […]

Cfp: on Violence and the City in Durham Uni.

Just came to know about this interesting call for a workshop. With an emphasis on everyday experiences, and knowledge, learning and violence, it already seems quite exciting. “Violence and (In-)security in the City: Cities of Violence – Violence of Cities International Workshop at Durham University, UK, 22-23 June 2017″ Further information: https://www.dur.ac.uk/dgsi/insecurity/  

..remains..

Of course the Arab World  has been constantly changing, constantly losing, literally shuffled- its humans, its space, its time- and also enduring  in a Stoler(ian) sense. Remaining remains both haunt and inspire it. Body remains has been on its news headlines since before 2003. Archeological remains towed in settler colonialism, as well as enduring fascination. Scars […]