With the exception of the performance by Rima Najdi, all events of the Frequencies festival are open to the public free of charge.
The discussion can afterwards be accessed online at www.sophiensaele.com.
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What is the state of feminist knowledge production today in the Arabic-speaking region? How has it developed since the revolutions that started in the region over a decade ago and how have the different forms of productions resisted the existing mainstream patriarchal narratives? As the region undergoes another shift into a phase of post-revolutions how have feminists and producers of this knowledge adapted to the changes to ensure not just sustainability but in some cases survival?
These questions and many others will be discussed in this panel that brings together writer and editor Joelle Hatem, Bouchra Triki, co-curator of Tashweesh festival, researcher Deema Kaedbey and illustrator Lena Merhej – feminists from the Arabic-speaking region who have in-depth experience in producing knowledge in Arabic in different formats.
A contribution by the feminist media organization Jeem, that produces critical and cultural knowledge in Arabic on gender and sexuality with the aim of challenging mainstream narratives surrounding these topics. https://www.jeem.me/en
BOCHRA TRIKI is an associate professor of French and a cultural operator of several projects, especially queer and feminist ones. She co-organized four editions of Chouftouhonna, the international feminist art festival in Tunis. She also co-founded Shift, a feminist print and digital graphic novel project and produced several podcasts with Inkyfada Podcast. She is currently the co-curator of the Tashweesh festival.
JOELLE HATEM is a communication professional interested in exploring creative ways to produce and disseminate queer and feminist knowledge. She holds a BA in Translation and a DES in Journalism from the Lebanese University. She currently serves as the managing editor of Jeem, a multimedia website that focuses on producing Arabic knowledge that challenges the mainstream patriarchal narratives on gender and sexuality.
DALIA OTHMAN is the manager of Jeem.me, an Arabic language website producing knowledge on topics related to gender, sex and sexuality. Prior to that, she worked on the Gender & Tech project at Tactical Tech, with a research focus on online gender-based violence. Between 2013 and 2015, she was a research fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and MIT’s Center for Civic Media, where she researched online activism in the Arabic-speaking World. She holds an MA from New York University’s Media and Culture and Communication programme.
Guests Bochra Triki, Deema Kaedbey, Joelle Hatem, Lena Merhej MODERATION Dalia Othman