We are pleased to launch Ashkal Alwan’s open-access video streaming platform aaarchive, a compilation of three decades worth of audiovisual material, largely comprised of recordings of previous editions of Home Works Forum, Home Workspace Program lectures, and numerous performances, seminars, and talks.

aaarchive is conceived as a space where users are encouraged to browse content and discover the recent history of contemporary discourse and practices, through a single intuitive search tool. As such, aaarchive remains a unique space, and the only sizeable publicly-accessible archive of performance-based and discursive practices in the region.

The launch of the beta version of aaarchive comes as Ashkal Alwan celebrates 25 years of engaging with cultural production in the region. The beta version makes significant sections of our archives accessible to the public, including all previous editions of Home Works Forum since 2002.