07. 11. 2015
Guitar CC licence Paolo Martini

Journey To A New Life

By Fadi The first time I played guitar I was born in Saudi Arabia but my parents are from Deir ez-Zor. I used to visit every summer and stay with my family at...

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06. 06. 2015
Hayat crop

Hayat’s Creations

By Abdullah Alesmael I wake up early every morning and head to work by way of Al Mashtal. When I start hearing the different languages, the road signs and ads written in different languages...

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24. 02. 2015

Aleppo Days

By Lyana Darwish Translated by Nick Salter These are murky and bitter days in Aleppo, days of endless exhaustion.  I can’t escape my situation. I grow increasingly tense and mad. As I think...

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31. 12. 2014
Istiklal bars by Niki Atashfaraz

Street Musician

  Growing up in Salamiyah, a city near Homs, my parents made our home a musical environment. When I grew older, I carried on studying music in Homs’ music college. I was there between...

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14. 11. 2014
Yasser Kassab-16 edited

Little Details

Interviewed by Juan delGado Yasser I left Syria on 22 July 2012. The main reason was the search for security. It is the same reason everyone leaves Syria nowadays. Before I left, there...

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03. 10. 2014
Maher Abdo crow

A Space to Paint

By Maher Abdo I came to Istanbul almost ten months ago. I live in the house of friend of mine, in an area called Mecidiyeköy. I used to paint when I first arrived...

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31. 07. 2014

My Father’s Dream

By Yara Alhasbani I began learning the principles of ballet at a modest sports club in my neighbourhood. My father had signed me up, despite the fact joining was expensive. My father had kept...

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17. 07. 2014
silk printing for Cry Me a River homage to my mother

Guest post: Weaving was the answer to my grief

British-Syrian artist Bayda Asbridge’s mother died in Damascus in 2012. She was unable to attend the funeral. Instead, along with her sisters, she turned to the Japanese technique of Saori weaving to honour...

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03. 01. 2014

Snapshots of Syria

Esam Hamzeh is a Syrian artist based in London Traditional Damascus house         Ma’loula    

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