Friday, September 11, 2015

presentation and Q&A with editor Ahmad Makia from THE STATE

Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum invites you to join us for an evening with THE STATE, an independent magazine made in Dubai. Editor-in-chief Ahmad Makia will be in the store for a presentation of the magazine and a Q&A. Thursday September 24 at 18:30 in the newscentre, Spui 14.

The State is part of the We Love Print collective together with titles like The Carton, WTD and The Outpost. 
They just released a great new publication "Syntax Freezone" about sign language. The magazine is also about architecture, urbanism, politics, art and the Middle East. 

they say:
"THE STATE is a publishing and editorial platform based out of Dubai, U.A.E. interested in postcolonial vernaculars, South-South relations, the Gulf, alternative futurisms, and the future weird. 

Our online iteration includes essays and mixtapes. In our publishing arm, we produce themed print volumes, or book objects. We also host a discussion series, TRIANGULATIONS, in our Dubai studio Satellite, along with a range of film screenings, popups, and other programming."

Last year NRC Handelsblad published an article on The State and the independent publishing scene in the Middle East (read it here in Dutch).

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