Égypt-actus
Follow
Find tag "culture"
403.5K views | +47 today
Égypt-actus
Égypt-actus
revue de presse sur l'actualité culturelle, archéologique, politique et sociale de l'Égypte
Curated by Egypt-actus
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Colloque international "Héritages arabo-islamiques en Europe méditerranéenne"

Egypt-actus's insight:

Colloque international organisé par l’Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives, le Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée et Marseille-Provence 2013, capitale européenne de la culture 
Du 11 au 14 septembre 2013, à Marseille, Villa Méditerranée et Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée

 

Avant-programme et intervenants pressentis sous réserve de modification Le rôle de la civilisation arabe dans la transmission de l’héritage antique à l’Occident médiéval est bien connu. En revanche, hormis pour l’Espagne où l’empreinte d’al-Andalus est considérée comme un fait majeur de civilisation, le legs de la présence arabo-musulmane au sud de l’Europe reste peu étudié et suscite encore des résistances, notamment en France, en Italie ou au Portugal, où la présence arabe fut pourtant importante et durable. Pourtant, les données récentes de l’archéologie dans le Midi de la France révèlent aujourd’hui les traces d’une présence matérielle et d’une influence culturelle clairement établies. 
  
Ce colloque présentera des travaux récents en sciences humaines, particulièrement en archéologie et en histoire, sur la présence et les influences de la civilisation arabo-musulmane dans la Méditerranée occidentale, du haut Moyen Âge à l’époque contemporaine. Il mettra l’accent sur les échanges, la diffusion des modèles domestiques et architecturaux, les transferts de technologies, la caractérisation de la culture matérielle, les pratiques agraires, la maîtrise de l’hydraulique, les usages culinaires, les pratiques funéraires, l’épigraphie et les arts… Il dressera un bilan des recherches en France, en Italie et au Portugal.

 

Plus : http://www.inrap.fr/archeologie-preventive/Ressources-multimedias/p-15712-Heritages-arabo-islamiques-en-Europe-mediterraneenne-Archeologie-histoire-anthropologie.htm

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Silents Talks الصامتون يتكلمون

Egypt-actus's insight:

Directed by: Shereen Talaat
Genre: DocumentarySynopsis: “We are here” Music of the deaf and mute. They may not hear it, but they feel the music.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Egypt finds its identity through fashion

Egypt finds its identity through fashion | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The elusive concept of Egyptian identity has occupied the minds of many Egyptian artists.

Mahmoud Mokhtar sought it out in Nahdet Masr while others have explored identity in cinema, such as Shady Abdel Salam in his dream-like masterpiece, The Night of Counting the Years.

Gozoor (roots in Arabic) is a newly-established Egyptian company that explores Egyptian culture and identity through clothes and fashion. The project started four years ago when film director and Gozoor founder Mohamed Nassar was making a documentary about what he calls “the chaos of clothes” in Egypt.

“I was exploring Egyptian loss of identity and marginalisation but the information accumulated and evolved into Gozoor,” he said.

The company has four components: a fashion school, a fashion show, documentary films, and media services.

“The fashion show’s purpose is to bring Egyptian designers to the forefront that focus on Egyptian identity and heritage,” Nassar said.

Gozoor believes that the starting point of any society is to know itself, and therefore the company wishes to evaluate and define Egyptian public tastes.

Gozoor is organising a fashion week to take place outside Egypt as a promotion of Egyptian culture.

“Dress is one way culture is expressed. For example, you have two extremes in Egypt such asNiqab and veil and then what we call Shakira’s veil, a fusion of western and Wahhabi. This juxtaposition speaks of a nation whose culture cannot be defined in one particular way. As of late, Egyptians have been focusing too much on Arab and Islamic identity but Egyptian is an identity in and of itself. You cannot take one part and leave the other,” said Nassar.

 

Nassar adds that there is currently almost no Egyptian fashion and there is no style of clothing that reflects the Egyptian culture. Gozoor also plans on exploring other Arab cultures in the Arab North of Africa. “There is much more diversity in places like Tunisia and Morocco than there is in the Arab peninsula so we have chosen to explore this region,” Nassar said.

Egypt-actus's insight:

Gozoor’s first workshop of the year is scheduled for February (....). Other workshops will include four designers from different parts of the world showing their  heritage through fashion and its connection to industry in their countries.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Like Jelly hope for no wobbles on opening of El-Raseef cultural space

Like Jelly hope for no wobbles on opening of El-Raseef cultural space | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Beit El-Raseef (House of The Pavement) will host several small opening events over the next weeks, starting Wednesday, 21 February with a concert by comedic musicians Like Jelly. The space in Maadi was built and renovated through the efforts of several volunteers and is currently open to the public.

According to their event information, the crew is planning to host a new activity each week to correspond with their publication El-Raseef Magazine's six sections.

The events will start with a music concert to reflect their section 'Khorougat' (Outings), which is a calendar of cultural activities. The next events, yet to be announced, corresponds with the sections: 'Maharat' (Skills) to pick up new skills and hobbies, and 'Shabaket Wasl' (Network Connection), which include organisations and people in civil society and community development initiatives.(...)

 

The space consists of a small handmade stage, screening rooms and a co-working community space for workshops and co-working by artists, artisans and members of civil society, along with a cafe.

 

Like Jelly will be playing their selection of satirical music pieces taking a critical, yet humorous look at Egypt's current political, and social situation.

 

More on: http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/el-raseef-cultural-space-471741

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

New Egyptian company explores culture through fashion

New Egyptian company explores culture through fashion | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Gozoor is a newly-established Egyptian company that explores the country’s identity and culture through fashion, local media reported.

Many Egyptian artists have tried to capture the elusive nature of their identity through such mediums as art and cinema, one famous account was Shady Abdel Salam’s dream-like masterpiece, The Night of Counting the Years.

The Gozoor project started four years ago when movie director, and company founder, Mohamed Nassar made a documentary on what he calls “the chaos of clothes” in Egypt.

“I was exploring the Egyptian loss of identity and marginalization but the information accumulated and evolved into Gozoor,” he said.

The company is made up of four components: a fashion school, a fashion show, documentary films, and media services, al-Bawaba reported this week. (Al-Arabiya, via Egypt.com)


More : http://news.egypt.com/english/permalink/171455.html

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Sawiris Foundation announces winners of its Eighth Cultural Prize

Sawiris Foundation announces winners of its Eighth Cultural Prize | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development announced winners of its Eighth Cultural Prize in a ceremony at the Cairo Opera House Saturday evening. The jury received 446 submissions this year across the different categories: 105 novels, 87 short-story collections, 158 screenplays and 96 plays. For the next prize, a literary criticism award will be added to the competition.

Ibrahim Farghali won the Best Novel Award (which comes along with LE100,000) in the Established Authors category for his 2009 novel “Children of Gebelawi.” The novel, published by Dar al-Ain, takes Naguib Mahfouz’s iconic “Children of the Alley” as its starting point to imagine a world without literature. Author and critic Youssef Rakha previously described Farghali as “among the most prolific novelists of his generation. In his devotion to the genre and his formal conservatism, he is perhaps the worthiest heir to Mahfouz.”

 

The Best Collection of Short Stories Award for Established Writers went to Ibrahim Dawoud for his 2011 “The Atmosphere.” Through its 38 short stories, the collection published by Dar Merit draws portraits of Cairo’s cultural workers. Dawoud also received LE100,000 as a monetary award.

 

In the Emerging Authors category, for writers younger than 40, Yasser Ahmed received the first prize, LE40,000, for his novel “Reverse Course,” while “The Tango Dancer” by Mohamed Salem and “Visual Cadres” by Mohamed Mahmoud Ghitani split the second prize of LE30,000.

Mohammad Rafie won first place, with an award of LE40,000, in the short-story category for “The Splendor of Water.” In second place came Amira Hassan al-Desoki for her short story “Stop It, Youssef,” and Mohamed Farouk for “The Qasr al-Nil Cinema.” Winners of the first and second prizes in the Short Story Competition for Emerging Authors received LE40,000, and LE30,000 respectively.

The Best Screenplay Award for Established Writers (LE100,000) went to “My State” by Khaled Ezzat, and in the emerging screenwriters category, it went to “The Capital of Hell” by Mohamed Amin Rady, who received LE80,000.

 

Playwright Ibrahim al-Husseini received the Established Playwrights Award for “The Potheads,” and “The Defeats of the Knights” by Selim Kitchener Istawrou came in second. They received LE100,000 and LE50,000, respectively.

Egypt-actus's insight:

Since its establishment in 2005, the Sawiris Cultural Prize has presented awards for excellence to Egyptian authors, screenwriters and playwrights with the aim of activating the literary movement in the country and encouraging artistic creativity and the emergence of new talents

more...
No comment yet.