Alternative tales from the Arab Spring

Each city has a spot that strikes, inspiring adoration and awe. It could be a cafe, bookshop or gallery; in the case of Den Haag, it’s Humanity House (and in the … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

The art of olive harvests

The olive harvest is a trope that features heavily in Palestinian art, whether it is the triptychs of Sliman Mansour or the patchwork groves of Nabil Anani (to name but … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment


And then Banksy did Gaza: At just under two minutes it’s a powerful, creative look at the many challenges facing residents of Gaza. Earlier today Japan pledged to donate $32.2 million to … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gaza Font, commemoration by design

Adding to the mediums of art, performance and literature, Gaza Font presents an innovative way of practising resistance through fonts that can be used online or downloaded. Via their website a letter or number … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Decadence 09.23

Nine minutes and twenty-three seconds of pure indulgence on this cold, dark, drizzle-filled Friday morning, courtesy of Souad Massi:

February 20, 2015 · 2 Comments


This month brought two sumptuous additions to my drinking and listening life: coffee with cinnamon and Ninos Dankha, aka. Prince of Assyria. At the moment, he has the somewhat dubious accolade of … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Marking and Mapping the Walls

It started in Mexico, with Rafa Fernandez De Castro’s vivid piece for Fusion on the virtual street art tours composed by Street Art Chilango. Using GoogleMaps, the movement maps street art that … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment