Culture Project

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

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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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Sep 04

“I am Baran”

By Baran This is the first time I have ever written about myself. It feels harder than doing any other form of writing, but the companion who usually reassures me and shares the burden with me is my cloth doll. He has been my friend for over twenty-five years and is familiar with all the …

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Sep 04

Kurdish Women As a Disciplined Body

By Shara Tahir   The main purpose of this article is to figure out the common discourse that continuously claims the freedom of Kurdish women in different geographical areas in Kurdish society. An assumption being made and that has become a dominant doctrine in the mentality of Kurdish people is that, they think Kurdish women …

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Sep 04

The Disembodied public of the Paris Shoe March

The Disembodied public of the Paris Shoe March Saladdin Ahmed   In the capital of the Enlightenment, 20,000 empty shoes were left in the Place de la République on November 29 to stand in for disembodied protesters whose bodies have been banned from public space. The body has been exiled from the space it worked …

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Sep 04

How to make sense of feminist art in a culture where women’s voices are absent

By Kani Kamal WHEN I studied art at university in Sulaymania 16 years ago, the course was based on an old fashioned way of thinking. There was a gendered mentality so, for example, in most cases only men could study painting and sculpture, and only women could study ceramics. Decisions based on that kind of …

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Sep 04

The Outbreak

By Karwan Omar Dancing is a spiritual expression in white space. Corporal play in everlasting dreams. From the first moment of dancing and flying, we live a life whose mysteries we cannot sense or enjoy. A free body and an adventurous soul preserve us from laxity, regression, stagnancy, darkness, and fear and prevent us from …

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Sep 04

The story of Malala: The Girl who stood up for equal right to education

The story of Malala: The Girl who stood up for equal right to education  By Lazo Azad IT’S fair to say that the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai, has become a global sensation. Shot three times after championing girls’ education, she was flown to the UK for life-saving treatment, became a heroine …

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Sep 03

My name is woman’s dress.

                 “Good evening!”   My name is woman’s dress. I’m the one that the Homeland is ashamed to wear! This male history, this moustached Homeland, has never put me on in sunlight, or on a waterway, or wrapped me around a perfume flask. Those who put me on were: sweepers, pots, and trash bins. Those …

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Sep 03

Karwan Omar

Karwan Omar Karwan Omar, a Kurdish pedagogic dancer, and choreographer and the director of a dance company, was born in Sulaymaniah in Kurdistan. He moved to Switzerland 17 years ago and has been active as a theatrical actor and dancer for over 30 years. Karwan has participated in various events around the world, including in …

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Sep 01

Kani Kamal

HOW TO MAKE SENSE OF FEMINIST ART IN A CULTURE WHERE WOMEN’S VOICES ARE ABSENT. By Kani Kamal WHEN I studied art at university in Sulaymania 16 years ago, the course was based on an old fashioned way of thinking. There was a gendered mentality so, for example, in most cases only men could study …

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Aug 21

Bayan Salman

Profile: Bayan Salman, Bayan Salman was born in South Kurdistan but lives and works in Paris. She is also a journalist, academic feminist and author of several novels, poetry collections and translations. She has written in Kurdish, Arabic and French. Born in 1961, she is from one of the cultural families in Kirkuk city and graduated …

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Aug 21

Khabat Abas

Profile: Khabat Abas,  My journey into music started when my father wrote a story for me called My Cello’s Golden String. This story was of a girl’s dream about a golden cello that plays colorful sounds for her. Since then my life has mirrored this story. I studied music at the Institute of fine art in …

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Aug 21

I Stared at the Night of the City

Bakhtiyar Ali, Translated from the Kurdish by Kareem Abdulrahman, Iraqi Kurdistan at the turn of the twenty-first century is a territory ruled by strongmen, revolutionaries, fixers, bureaucrats and the “Barons” who control everything from livestock and land to Kurdish cultural life. Defying the absolute power wielded by the Barons, a band of friends led by …

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