Tag Archives: everyday life

Happy Birthday, Prophet!

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I went to the old Islamic Cairo yesterday, wanting to walk around a bit. Then, behind the Al-Azhar Mosque, I was lured by some far away singing, fell for it and thus followed it until I reached the El-Hussein Mosque. … Continue reading

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Hyperlocal Constitution Writing – “My Neighbourhood”

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“All politics is local” One phenomenon which I found striking during my last stay in Cairo was the emergence of different independent initiatives, projects or enterprises that aim at building structures from a very local level and at establishing actual … Continue reading

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Letter to a Revolutionary

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Berlin, 06.01.2013 Dear E., Since long, I have been wanting to write this letter. I was hesitant, thinking about it, yes, quite often, but never starting it for real. Tonight, on a grey January night, lying in my bed after … Continue reading

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Skateboarding in Cairo – “An Afternoon with Habiba”

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Habiba is an amazing young girl with a lot of energy. You can watch my short film with and about her on Vimeo.

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Ägyptischer Hip Hop, ich grüße Dich! هيب هوب

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10 short bilingual hip hop pieces from Deeb. Als Projektleiterin der Mini-Hörspiele Wurfsendung hatte ich das Vergnügen, mit Deeb aus Kairo zu arbeiten. Mit ihm habe ich für Deutschlandradio Kultur 10 Kürzest-Hip-Hop-Stücke produziert. Deeb aus Kairo und Susius aus Berlin sprech-singen … Continue reading

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The Politics of Sound – oder: Der Muezzin

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Two calls for prayer below – and a short essay about the politics of the muezzin sound. 1 – as make-believe number one acoustic representation of “the Orient” and 2 – as a way to create an acoustic space and … Continue reading

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Alltags-Schnipsel – Daily Routine

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Last week, my mic cable was broken inside on the 3 pole XLR-male ending, and two days ago, I had to have the other 6 pole XLR female ending repaired. It was very well done by a local shop. Happy … Continue reading

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