Short essays on far-reaching topics

Volume 2, Number 2

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Art is Universal – Society is Local

Chankethya Chey



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Lessons from Lowbrow Art

Velani Dibba



Kevin Doyle


Low Brow to High Brow and the Entertainment Industry

Kevin Doyle


Ellen Heyward


New Territories for Literature in Contemporary Brazil

Ellen Heyward



Lolisanam Ulugova


Highs and Lows in Tajikistan

Lolisanam Ulugova


Jenna Ashton


Participatory Practices

Jenna Ashton


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Echoes of Silence

Eona Craig


Xenia Hanusiak

Silence, Voice, and the Dialogic Scream

Xenia Hanusiak



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Does Western Performance Give Voice?

Asif Majid





Let’s Dance

Jane Saren




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You Have Seen Nothing In Syria

Jumana Al-Yasiri



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A Place of Seeing

Caitlin Nasema Cassidy




Marika Constantino

Today’s Trial is Tomorrow’s Testimony

Marika Constantino




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What Will Be Edinburgh’s Testimony?

Chris Creegan




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Theatre of Witness and Resistance

Devika Ranjan




MIke Anyanwu

Empathy: The Power of Healing

Michael Anyanwu



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Empathy in an Orphanage in Afghanistan

Mahtab Farid




Ann Henderson

Art, Labour, and Empathy

Ann Henderson




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Do You Hear What I Hear? Empathizing  With Many Voices in Cultural Production

Douglas Lonie


Shubham Choudhury

Imagine All the People

Shubham Roy Choudhury



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Why me?

Faisal Abu Alhayjaa




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The Tender Power of Anger

Reem Alsayyah



Consuelo Hidalgo

The Art of Resilience

Consuelo Hidalgo




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Can cultural production make people less angry at each other?

Arno Vinkovic




Abdulkarim Ekzayez


Culture Wars: Syria

Abdulkarim Ekzayez




Caricature or pornography of violence?

Mikael Löfgren



Solomiya Shpak

De-communization in Ukraine

Solomiya Shpak




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Free Admissions Help Arts Organizations Build New Audiences. Not Really.

Ariel Stolier



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Reflections on Guerilla Art

Manuel Francisco Viveros



Natalia Mallo

How to live together? Or—Why do we go to festivals?

Natalia Mallo



Puneeta Roy


When Words Don’t Matter

Puneeta Roy




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Is cooking neutral?

Nik Shahrifulnizam Bin Che Rahim



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The reality of fear

Gideon J. Wabvuta



Volume 2, Number 1



The Cultural Implications of Performance 

Christine Adams, St. Mary’s College in Maryland









The Destruction of Memory

Tim Slade, Filmmaker





Volume 1, Number 1

Baron_5Reading Cookbooks: Israeli food and the international relations of the  every day

Ilan Zvi Baron                                             Durham University


Cultural Diplomacy Practices in a Small Island State: A Case Study on Malta

Karsten Xuereb                                               Valletta 2018 Foundation


Political Contestation, Israeli Identities, and the Arts

Renée Marlin-Bennett
Johns Hopkins University


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