This Tuesday, Professor Charles Tripp, a specialist in Middle Eastern politics at SOAS, gave his talk ‘Culture, Creativity and Non-Violence in the Arab Spring’ at the University of East London, an event organised by openDemocracy.
Middle East LDN were on hand to film it, and here we present some highlights from the talk. Prof Tripp talks about how art has been used as a form of resistance in the Middle East. He talks about the increasing use of graffiti, in all its different forms, in the 2011 uprisings, and looks at work by Vera Tamari, Ali Farzat and Mournir Fatmi.
Watch the video below, and watch this space for more video and writing about this event.