In Pictures: Amman’s The Word Is Yours Urban Festival Jordan's First Urban Festival Takes Over Jabal Lweibdeh

ÔĽŅ This past October weekend saw Amman’s 7Hills Skatepark being taken over with artists, skateboarders, beatboxers, and rappers in the Jordan’s†first urban festival. The Word Is Yours, produced by Malahi and Mektoub, brought together an eclectic mix of entertainers in a lively two-day event in Jabal Lweibdeh, with young Ammanis flocking to the scene. The crowd-funded […]

Culture, Portraits, Urbanized

What Comes Next? Questions, Agitations & Experiments in Middle Eastern New Media

Prologue. Apart from half-baked commentary that has populated this blog, it hasnít been the most personal of spaces. This makes itís pretty impossible to talk about what comes next without some personal context. This is the final post in a three-part series on where I’ve been, what I’ve learned, and where I’m going. Drawing from […]

Blogging, Media

“Please Take Us Out, We Are Dying Here”

Yarmouk camp, Damascus. Source: Guardian If a picture’s worth a thousand words, what story do they have to tell when they come together like this? Are they adjectives, like: unbelievable, devastating, unimaginable, inconceivable, inhuman, insane, unreal, depressing, miserable, heartbreaking, despairing, powerless? Or nouns, like: hell, dignity, destruction, fear, sympathy, ocean, humanity, mercy, rubble, refugee, hunger, […]

Media