A POINT OF CONNECTION
CREATED WITH LIVERPOOL ARAB ARTS FESTIVAL
ARTISTS / IDEAS / NOW brings together leading artists, creatives and activists to address the most pressing and complex conversations of this moment. In 2022, it becomes a podcast series, inviting Arab artists to respond to the LAAF festival theme, نقطة وصل – Nuqtat Wasl – A Point of Connection.
To build connection, we must smash oppression, shatter stereotypes, and reclaim space. Therefore, this year’s ARTISTS / IDEAS / NOW will focus on people building their own paths, moving the conversation forward in innovative and creative ways, demanding radical change and using art to envision alternatives.
How do we translate our Arab experience in the West? How do we build connections in a society that needs first to understand our culture and heritage? How does our Arab-ness influence and shape the work we create?
This year’s ARTISTS / IDEAS / NOW will be released as a series of podcast conversations that will appear here and wherever you get your podcasts.
FOR 2022 LIVERPOOL ARAB ARTS PROGRAMME >>
LAURA MARIE BROWN is a writer and producer, specialising in visual arts, film and music. She is the Creative Producer at Liverpool Arab Arts Festival.
ANAN TELLO an artist, writer and journalist challenges the stereotype of the refugee and tells us how she reclaims her narrative, in the face of discrimination and exploitation.
IMAN AOUN artistic director of Ashtar theatre company, talks about their 30-year journey, and the unique experience of actor training, creative techniques and fundraising in Palestine.
NADIA BUYSE a musician, cultural activist and transmedia artist takes us through her unique process of collaboration as she travels the world sharing stories and defying expectations.