Archive for December, 2014

ISIS Destruction and Looting of Antiquities

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  • Destruction of what appears to be a Sufi Shrine
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  • A photo posted by ISIS showing the destruction of religious sites
  • Destroyed Armenian Genocide Memorial in Syria
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The rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) has seen untold damage done to the Middle East’s cultural heritage sites.

Yassin al Haj Saleh

Yassin al-Haj Saleh (born in Ar-Raqqah  in 1961) is a Syrian writer and political dissident. He writes on political, social and cultural subjects relating to Syria and the Arab world.

Santa’s Christmas Workshop in Yiwu

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Santa’s Christmas Workshop look like a sequin-covered slaughterhouse. Santa’s hat and the ornaments you hang on your tree aren’t made somewhere at Arctic Circle by eleves: they are made in sweatshops in the Chinese city of Yiwu, about 300 kilometers from Shanghai. It looks like the artist Anish Kapoor has been let loose with his wax cannon again.

The Dream Lives On

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The award-winning young Palestinian photographer Niraz Saied reflects on life in the war-torn refugee camp in Syria of Yarmouk. 23-year-old Saied was born and raised in Yarmouk refugee camp on the southern outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

The New Turkey

 

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In December 2014 the InEnArt team organized together with the Chamber of City Planners an excursion to the construction site of the world largest airport in Istanbul. Click the markers of the map below and discover with us how far the deforestation between Istanbul and the Black Sea has progressed since the gorvernment started the construction of the airport and its infrastructure (express way, 3rd bridge) without a legal approval last summer.