Film screening and discussion with Rania Stephan
Date: Thursday October 13
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Place: Hus 28, Kungl. Konsthögskolan, Skeppsholmen
Rania Stephan is a filmmaker and video artist based in Beirut, Lebanon. Her films display a long-running investigation of certain themes, such as the negotiation of personal and public archives, the relationships between still and moving images, and a focus on what she calls ‘the archaeology of images, identity, and memory’.
The screening is organised by the course ‘Critical Habitats’ at the Royal Institute of Art. During the evening there will be wine, cheese and hommus (bring cash or swish).
18:30 Lebanon/War (2006), 47 min, Arabic with English subtitles.
Testimonies by people filmed on the streets of Beirut during the war between Lebanon and Israel in the summer 2006.
19:30 Samar Yazbek Interviewed (2013), 34 min, Arabic with English subtitles.
Rania Stephan talking with the Syrian author Samar Yazbek about writing, revolution, war and love.
20:15 Discussion with Rania Stephan and Katarina Nitsch
All are welcome!
Katarina and Elof, Critical Habitats
‘Critical Habitats’ is a year-long post-master course that forges emancipatory thought in architecture by exploring the conditions for socially and critically aware modes of living. By working interdisciplinary through historical polemics in urbanism, the course aims to illuminate current forms of collective agency around critical habitats, and explore the possibilities they open for contemporary urban life.
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