Culture Project

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Name: culture P
Date registered: 09/01/2016
URL: http://kurdishcultureproject.org/

Biography

Kurdish Culture Project, Culture, Enlightenment, Gender AwarenessTransnational cultural platform for non-conformist, non-conventional ideas

Latest posts

  1. Profile of an Artist: Hiwa K — 04/14/2017
  2. Defending Progressivism conference in London — 04/12/2017
  3. Houzan Mahmoud wins Emma Humphry’s Memorial Prize Award — 04/12/2017
  4. The Portrait of an Imprisoned Artist: Defending Zehra Doğan & Artist Expression — 04/02/2017
  5. Book launch for Bakhtiyar Ali in London — 03/26/2017

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Jan 27

Sahira Ismail gives artistic meaning to women’s domestic craft

On the 27th of August 2016 an exhibition by artist Sahira Ismail entitled ‘a house made of Rags’ was launched. Hosted at the museum of Sulaymania, the exhibition contained fourteen unique abstract works of art typically collage in form and made of different materials such as fabric, synthetic fibre, nails and other types of metal. …

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Jan 23

Prominent Kurdish Artist Osman Ahmed’s profile

15th of January 2017 was not an ordinary day in the city of Sulaymania, Iraqi Kurdistan. This day was special because an extraordinary work of art was installed on a public wall. The work of art, installed on the main wall in Reaya hill, created by renowned Kurdish artist Dr Osman Ahmed, thematised both the …

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Jan 23

Argue, Object and Place

Between 7th and 11th of January 2017, works by three artists were exhibited in a tumbledown house opposite the Red Security prison in the city of Sulaymani, Kurdistan. The exhibition contained works of art by Naz Hakim, Zamowa Dara-Agha and Yousif Salih, while poet and writer Ramyar Mahmood introduced the event. In his introduction to …

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Jan 23

Poetry reading and book signing for Dastan Barzan

Wafaye House, in Hawler, Kurdistan, hosted an evening event on the 13th of January 2017 for the poet, writer and member of Culture Project, Dastan Barzan. Born in the city of Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, Dastan is noted for his various published works of poetry, such as  If I have you; A scattered subject; I am fallen …

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Dec 30

An interview with Lanja Khawe one of the cofounders of Sofia Girls group.

Lanja Khawe is a lawyer,  23 years old, born in the City of Sulaymani, and is one of the cofounders of the girls-only group ‘Sofia’. In a special interview with Culture Project, Lanja Khawe speaks about her ideas, dreams, and obstacles that both she and the Sofia group have faced making reading books part of …

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Dec 28

Alienation in a Second Language

Nabaz Samad We were all born with a specific culture, society, family, language, and etc. We have received all our culture, beliefs, ideas and countless other things through our native language.  We live in that language and grow with it; it shapes our ideas and our life as a whole. Our native language relates to …

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Dec 23

The House on Mango Street as a Revisionist Text

Bakhtiar Rasheed American novelist and academic Alison Lurie (1926- ) brought fairy tales and their gender implications into the social foreground in the early 1970s. Lurie believes the female characters in fairy tales are quintessentially strong and, moreover, they can be role models for women’s liberation. This view provoked Marcia R. Lieberman to retort in …

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Dec 21

Culture Projects cofounder Houzan Mahmoud in various activities

Sulaymani 23-25th September 2016  On an invitation by Dabiran Platfomr a secular Organisation based in Kurdistan, Houzan Mahmoud gave a talk at the largest secular conference in the city of Sulaymania. The conference took three days, and various important issues were discussed in relation to secularisation, women’s rights, the constitution, and the education system. Houzan …

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Dec 15

Call for abstracts for the Kurdish Migration Conference 2017

Globalisation, Diaspora and Transnational Belonging June 15-16, 2017, Middlesex University, London, UK Call for abstracts – Deadline: March 1st, 2017 [  click here   ] Conference Aims and Objectives Following the success of the first international Kurdish migration conference (KMC) held in 2016 at Middlesex University (London) and the strong interest and participation by the …

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Dec 11

Call for papers: Gendering the Kurdish Diaspora

CfP Kurdish Migration Conference panel ‘Gendering the Kurdish Diaspora’, abstract (300 words) by the 1st March Gendering the Kurdish Diaspora Panel Convenor:  Houzan Mahmoud The Kurdish diaspora is considered one of the largest stateless peoples of its kind in the world. It is made up of successive waves of displacement and varied experiences both at …

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Dec 10

Murder in the name of ‘honour’

Nask Saeed The concept (or rather cultural practice) of so-called “honour killings” against women has its roots in the belief that women, unlike men, are mere objects and commodities. Indeed, its roots are buried in an idea that women are not – and cannot be – endowed with dignity and rights equal to those of …

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Dec 09

Objectivity and Stereotypes

Zhiwar Jawhar The society in which we live has been shaped by fairy tales and historical, mythical, and religious stories. These fairy tales and stories reinforce stereotypes, and these stereotypes often substantiate and even engender inequality; gender inequality is just one such example. In these sort of stories, the common theme that one often finds …

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Dec 08

Kurdish Language and Sexism

Nabaz Samad There is a strong relationship between thought and language. Spoken and written words are symbols for our thoughts. Language is not merely a tool to communicate with each other in our daily lives, language is, rather, much more. Language relates to our being as human. Because our very being, thoughts and ideas all …

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Dec 08

Culture Project’s female photography project in Duhok Cultural Café

In its efforts to break the normalisation of male dominated public spaces, Culture Project initiated another female photo project, this time in Duhok – a beautiful small town in Iraqi Kurdistan. In the afternoon of Tuesday 6th of December 2016, Diyar Ebdulezîz, a member of the editorial board of Kurdish online magazine, Culture Magazine (a …

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Dec 04

Prominent Kurdish novelist Bayan Salman wins an award

Bayan Salman, the Kurdish novelist, poet and essayist won Andesha’s prestigious award for Novelist of the Year. Salman was awarded this prize during Andesha’s fourth Festival of literature in the city of Sulaymania, Kurdistan. Andesha is an institute for both publication and translation, and it hosts yearly festivals to both exhibit and introduce new books …

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Dec 04

‘Curse’ A focus on artist Gailan Abdullah’s Video-Performance

The duration of the Gailan Abdullah’s video performance is three minutes and fifteen seconds, and it is broadcast on two different screens. In the video performance ‘Curse’, which was produced in Paris in 2014, Gailan Abdullah aims to capture a dualism within ideology – to be more precise, religious ideology. This is seen in the …

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