Showing posts with label Suad Amiry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Suad Amiry. Show all posts

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Arab Women Speak Frankly on TEDTalks

From comediennes to architects, Arab women are using TEDTalks as a platform to speak about many aspects of Arab society that are rarely discussed in public. Here is a sample.

Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems... palsy is just one
Arab-American comedian Maysoon Zayid takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.

Shereen El Feki: A little-told tale of sex and sensuality
Shereen El Feki traveled through the Middle East for five years, talking to people about sex.

Suad Amiry - My work My Hobby.
Suad Amiry is a Palestinian architect whose motto is 'Simply look inside you never at others'.

Bahia Shehab: A thousand times no
Art historian Bahia Shehab has long been fascinated with the Arabic script for 'no.' When revolution swept through Egypt in 2011, she began spraying the image in the streets saying no to dictators and injustice.

Suheir Hammad: Poems of war, peace, women, power
Poet Suheir Hammad performs two spoken-word pieces: "What I Will" and "break (clustered)" -- meditations on war and peace, on women and power.

May El-Khalil: Making peace is a marathon
In a moving talk, marathon founder May El-Khalil explains why she believed a 26.2-mile running event could bring together a country divided for decades by politics and religion, even if for one day a year.

Suzanne Talhouk: Is Speaking Arabic Un-Cool?
Suzanne Talhouk takes the initiative to revitalize the Arabic language by modernizing it, and reviving its use as a language of creative expression.  This video is in Arabic with English subtitles.

Dalia Mogahed: The attitudes that sparked the Arab Spring
Pollster Dalia Mogahed shares surprising data on Egyptian people's attitudes and hopes before the Arab Spring -- with a special focus on the role of women in sparking change.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Suad Amiry - My Work My Hobby (TEDxRamallah)

Suad Amiry is a Palestinian architect. She grew up in Amman, Damascus, Beirut, and Cairo as a result of her parents leaving Jaffa as refugees in 1948. She is the author of "Sharon and my Mother--in-Law: Ramallah Diaries" translated into 11 languages, about life under Israeli occupation describing her experience particularly during the 10-month siege of Ramallah in 2002. For it, she was awarded the prestigious Viareggio Prize in Italy in 2004. Suad is the founder and director of RIWAQ: the Center for Architectural Conservation, a non--profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring Palestinian buildings, which received the Aga Khan prize for Architectural Restoration. She participated in the 1991-1993 Israeli--Palestinian peace negotiations in Washington, D.C., and later served as assistant deputy minister and director general of the Ministry of Culture in Palestine. 

سعاد العامري معمارية فلسطينية هجر والداها من يافا عام 1948 . عاشت في كل من دمشق، وعمان، وبيروت والقاهرة. هي مؤلفة كتاب "شارون وحماتي: يوميات رام الله" (لندن: غرانتا 2005) الذي تصف فيه تجربتها في العيش في الضفة الغربية تحت الإحتلال الإسرائيلي منذ أوائل الثمانينات، مركزة على حصار رام الله الشهير الذي دام عشرة أشهر في العام 2002 . ترجم الكتاب الى إحدى عشرة لغة، وحاز على جائزة فياريجيو الشهيرة في إيطاليا، ووصل إلى قائمة الكتب الأكثر مبيعاً في فرنسا. درست سعاد الهندسة المعمارية في الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت، وفي جامعة ميشيغان في الولايات المتحدة وفي جامعة إدينبرا في أسكتلندا. وانتقلت إلى رام الله عام 1981 للتدريس في جامعة بيرزيت. سعاد مؤسسة رواق: مركزالمعمار الشعبي، وهي منظمة غير ربحية تعمل على الحفاظ على المباني الفلسطينية التراثية وترميمها. وقد شاركت خلال الفترة الواقعة بين 1991 و1993 في مفاوضات السلام الفلسطينية- الإسرائيلية التي جرت في العاصمة 
الأمريكية واشنطن، ومن ثم عملت كوكيل مساعد ومديرعام في وزارة الثقافة الفلسطيني

Ramzi Salti's Talk: Healing through Lebanese Music (EPIC Fellows, Stanford Global Studies, September 2020)

Watch full talk at This audio-visual talk by Stanford Lecturer + Arabology program host Dr. Ramzi Salti was pre...