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For long decades […] we only welcomed and read those who sympathized with our causes, and identified with our identities. I believe that the last two decades have witnessed some thoughtful and successful attempts to break these rigid moulds, and to place the seriousness of ideas and preoccupations as the criteria for calling upon a certain intellectual, from the far ends of the earth, to come and present her/his work and ideas to us.

—Christine Tohme, Director, Ashkal Alwan

Home Works: A Forum on Cultural Practices is a multidisciplinary platform that takes place in Beirut, Lebanon every 2-3 years. Launched by Ashkal Alwan in 2002, Home Works has evolved into one of the most vibrant platforms for contemporary cultural practices in the Arab region and internationally.

Artists, curators, writers, thinkers, and cultural practitioners gather for ten days in order to share their works, which take the form of exhibitions, lectures, panels, artists’ talks, screenings, workshops and publications, as well as theatre, dance and music performances.

Each edition is thematic, and what links the forum’s participants together is their approach to a common set of urgent, timely questions. Their work endeavors to create methods of critical inquiry and aesthetic form capable of conveying those questions meaningfully – and proposing possible solutions.

Now in its sixth edition, Home Works 6 includes programs curated by Christine Tohme and Tarek Abou El Fetouh, and the X-Apartments project by Matthias Lilienthal produced with the participants of HWP 2012-13. Certain research projects, workshops, and film programs initiated during the May forum will carry on until the end of the year.

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