International conference in Beirut - 4 to 8 October - organized by the Orient-Institut Beirut. Don't miss this exciting event taking place in various locations across Beirut!
Inverted Worlds aims to explore arenas and manifestations of cultural change effective in the eventful and disruptive outbursts of the Arab spring. It addresses the manners and means of articulation and self-imaging, the medial catalysts of change, the framing that encourages both mobilization and individual action towards change, the tools and inspirations of nonviolent resistance. The metaphor of inversion relates to both the moment when established orders were toppled, and the momentum carrying cultural change in the region. Over the five days of the congress, artists, activists and academics engage in debate and exchange.