22 November
Type of event: 
Palestinian Culture Today: Challenges and Prospects
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Organizing office: 
Institute for Palestine Studies
In partnership with: 
Faculty of Art, Music and Design at Birzeit University
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 9:30am - Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 4:30pm
Birzeit University, Said Khoury Building for Development Studies, Hall 104, Zoom
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Program OF the event
About the event: 

In Palestine, cultural production is currently undergoing two crises. The first crisis is the result of the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic and the closure of public spaces, the restrictions imposed on visual performances, the shutting down of cultural institutions, and the accompanying decline in financial support for such activities. The second crisis is political and is related to the setbacks of the Palestinian national project, diminishing Arab solidarity with Palestine during the periods of the Arab civil wars, and the repercussions the Deal of the Century and the process of cultural normalization between Israel and some Arab countries. The only glimmer of hope on this scene emerged during the Jerusalem uprising last May. In this context, the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) proposes the topic of "Palestinian Culture Today: Challenges and Prospects" as the theme of its annual conference aiming at addressing the current cultural crisis.

Sponsers: Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD).

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Conference Agenda

Palestinian Culture Today: Challenges and Prospects
Second Day
Session Title Session Time
Approaches to Cultural and Visual Production 09:30 - 11:30
Chair and Commentator: Rana Anani
New Expressions in Literature 11:30 - 13:30
Chair and Commentator: Anton Shulhut
Architecture: Theory and Practice (Discussion) 14:30 - 16:00
Chair and Commentator: Yasid El Rifai

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