Call for Participation 19th Media Workshop “Commodity Aesthetics and Consumption in Muslim Cultures and Societies: New Approaches in Islamic Studies” — LIMITE : 03/12/2021

Commodity Aesthetics and Consumption in Muslim Cultures and Societies: New Approaches in Islamic Studies

19th Media Workshop with Dr. Alina Kokoschka (Berlin/Lübeck)

13 and 14 January 2022

Please write a short letter of motivation (up to 150 words) in order to apply for participating in the next media workshop at the Institute of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at LMU München.


Up to ten participants will be chosen to discuss selected academic articles about aesthetics and material culture in the Middle East in an intense reading session of four hours. The texts will be distributed in advance.


The curator, writer, and researcher Dr. Alina Kokoschka, who will present her book Waren Welt Islam. Konsumkultur und Warenästhetik in Syrien 2000−2011, published in 2019, at LMU Munich on 13 January 2022 at 6 pm, holds a PhD in Islamic Studies and investigates contemporary Islam at the intersection of things, images, and script. She founded the contemporary archive and virtual showroom „Hawass. Contemporary Islamic Aesthetics.“

 

Please submit your application until 3 December 2021 to Dr. Bettina Gräf (b.graef[at]lmu.de).

More information: here


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