Lectures and talks, Turkish films, and more

May 18, 2014

Today, in 7iber Café, Bashar Humeid  from Meezan Sustainable Development will give a talk about the socio-political implications of rooftop gardening. Since 2011 Meezan’s team has been developing a system called “The Freedom Machine”, which combines renewable solar energy production with urban farming on rooftops. Bashar Humeid will show a short film about the “Freedom Machine” in Hebron. He will then introduce Meezan’s work and discuss the implications of the freedom to be self-sustainable and independent in terms of water consumption, energy and food production, followed by the opportunity for questions and discussion (5:00 PM).

The Turkish Film Days, organized by the Royal Film Commission, starts today and continues until the middle of this week. Screenings at the Rainbow Theatre include: The Impeccables (Sunday, 7:00 PM), The Watchtower (Monday, 7:00 PM), and Present Tense (Tuesday, 7:00 PM).

On Monday, Finjan Qahwa, a new series by 7iber hosting academics, writers, journalists, artists, and performers for talks and lectures, features its first event: “Politics and the Art of Satire: a talk by Karl Sharro” (6:30 PM). Karl Sharro is an architect, writer, satirist, and commentator on the Middle East. He is a director at PLP Architecture in London and co-author of Manifesto: Towards a New Humanism in Architecture. The manifesto was included in 100 Artists’ Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists, a survey of 100 influential art manifestos from the last 100 years. He blogs at Karl reMarks and is active on Twitter @KarlreMarks.

Jadal hosts a musical event on Thursday at 8 pm for “El Far3i-الفرعي”. El Far3i in an acoustic solo show performing songs and spoken word pieces from his album (soat min Kashab) as well as verses from the upcoming hip hop album (kaman dafsheh) and songs from next year’s acoustic album (El Rajol El Khashaby).

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