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Profile of an Artist: Hiwa K

Iraqi-Kurdish artist Hiwa K was born in Kurdistan (Northern Iraq) in 1975. His early studies focussed on European literature and philosophy, learnt from available books translated into Arabic. Emigrating to Germany 20 years ago, Hiwa K quickly found that 14 years of his work, influenced by the study of European Modernism and Socialist Realism, carried an …

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Defending Progressivism conference in London

Culture Project & Conatus News and sponsored by the National Secular Society and the British Humanist Association) Defending Progressivism is an unprecedented day-long conference focussing on defending social-progressivism (LGBT Rights, Feminism, Environmentalism, Secularism, Irreligiosity, etc.) held in the famed Conway Hall. Not only showcasing some of the most significant challenges to social progressivism through distinguished panel-discussions, …

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Houzan Mahmoud wins Emma Humphry’s Memorial Prize Award

On the 6th of April in a ceremony hosted at the Garden Court Chambers, Houzan Mahmoud, co-founder of Culture Project, won the Emma Humphrey’s Memorial Award. The awarded is presented to an individual woman who has, through writing or campaigning, raised awareness of violence against women and children. Emma Humphrey’s was a writer, campaigner and …

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The Portrait of an Imprisoned Artist: Defending Zehra Doğan & Artist Expression

It is an artist’s responsibility to expose and unveil hidden truths. The artist must comment on, criticise, raise questions and above all, take risks that challenge norms, deconstruct societal structures, and ignite debates. These are essential to the artistic agenda. When an artist’s work, however, depicts a conflict of interest in a regressive and stifling …

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Book launch for Bakhtiyar Ali in London

In the evening of 12th of March 2017, Culture Project and Periscope Books co-hosted an event to launch the first ever Kurdish novel translated into and published in English. The event was hosted in Hampstead’s elegant Burgh House, packed with people who are passionate about Kurdish literature and poetry. The event commenced with a welcome …

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The Front Door of War

By Zhawen Shali   The girls of my village Were sizzling the sunflower seeds Because of the disappearance of the sun They were taking empty pots to the spring water And narrating the decisiveness of water to the water And used to get back with a handful of shy kisses They pass the entire spring …

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Recognition of Houzan Mahmoud and Culture Project’s campaigning for Secularism

Following nominations from members and supporters, the elected council of the National Secular Society selected six people on a shortlist for the Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year. The National secular society is an organisation with almost 150 years of campaigning and reform for secularism and challenging religious privileges in the UK. For the …

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Houzan Mahmoud will be speaking at Women of the World Festival in Hull-UK

Panel Discussion: The struggle for gender equality stretches right across the globe. Saturday 11th March at 2.30pm HULL CITY HALL Queen Victoria Square Hull HU1 3RQ Join Kurdish Women’s Rights Activist Houzan Mahmoud, writer and broadcaster Bidisha and Tazeen Bari, Producer of the Gloria Steinem documentary series Woman as they share stories of their personal …

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Book launch and reception for renowned Kurdish novelist Bakhtiyar Ali

Periscope Books and Kurdish Culture Project are pleased to invite you to an evening honouring Bakhtiyar Ali, the foremost Kurdish novelist whose epic I Stared at the Night of the City was published in the autumn. The first major work of contemporary Kurdish literature to be translated into English, I Stared at the Night of the City is a …

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The Politics of Composition in a Context of the Destruction of Experience

Non-place Manifesto By: Dr.  Massoud Binandeh Sine, November, 2016. Human beings have thrown into the world, and this thrownness has directed our life towards discovering the residence of language and the rootlessness of discourse, discourse that has demarcated our life as linguistically-defined. No conflict with this definition has arisen and there is no zero-point where …

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A Feminist Perspective of Prostitution

Nask Saeed Sex work, commonly known as prostitution, typically demands a variety of interpretations concerning its meaning. One of the most common definitions that most of us would probably recognise is: ‘legalising and regulating sexual services for income or other material necessities’. Some female writers such as Overall and Alison Jaggar, both of whom use …

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Houzan Mahmoud & Culture Project are shortlisted for Secularist of the Year Award

Shortlist for Secularist of the Year prize announced The National Secular Society has announced the names of six candidates on the shortlist for the Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year. The award, which comes with a £5000 prize, kindly donated by Dr Michael Irwin, recognises a campaigner or group for an outstanding contribution to …

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