Art and Literary Production as Feminist Practice

Tashweesh Nancy Naser Al Deen

Fri, 16.11.2018

7:00 PM

Goethe-Institut Libanon | Media Lounge


ART AND LITERARY PRODUCTION AS FEMINIST PRACTICE | hosted by Roula Seghaier (Novelist/Writer, LEB)
Participants: Nidal Ayoub (Performer & Member of Clown Me In, LEB), Deema Kaedbay (Knowledge Workshop, LEB), Sinine Nakhle (Illustrator, LEB) and Islam Khatib (Cartoonist, PAL/LEB)

With the ongoing institutional branding effort at coopting feminist language and practice, are there any forms of artistic expressions which sustain systems of injustice? Are there some forms of art excluded from conversations of resistance? In format of the fishbowl we invite the audience to participate in the discussion.

In Arabic & English (simultaneous translation)

Roula Seghaier is a feminist novelist and writer. Her educational background is in Political Science, Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and SRHR. She currently manages an academic regional journal on body and gender research.

Deema Kaedbey is the co-founder of the feminist organization in Beirut, the Knowledge Workshop, where she manages its oral history project, the Storytellers Project. She is also co-editor of the feminist webspace, Sawt al Niswa. With a PhD in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, her own work explores queer feminist frameworks that construct alternative histories of feminism in Lebanon.

Islam Khatib
Palestinian, 22, trying to create funny and feminist comics, memes expert.