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Postcard from Beirut: Homeworks 6

Since it was founded in 2002, Homeworks has taken place every two or three years in Beirut. Organized by Christine Tohme, the powerhouse director behind the non-profit Ashkal Alwan, the event describes itself as ‘a forum on cultural practices’. This is not a biennial with an infinite number of collectors and curators rushing around with different coloured VIP badges, nor is it parcelled into different chunks – separate tours for press, cultural tourists, museum directors, and so on. In fact, for this first-time visitor, it seemed like there were no tickets at all: Homeworks 6 was free and open to anyone; the most reliable means of access was one’s enthusiasm to push through the crowds. Programmes were divided into different sections: projects, performance, performance-lectures (of which Lebanon is surely the spiritual home), plain old lectures, film and video screenings, dance, theatre, literature and, of course, an exhibition.

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Coming Soon: Portal 9


Portal 9 is a journal of stories and critical writing about urbanism and the city. By focusing on a unique theme, each issue blends creative writing, photography, and personal essays with academic scholarship, perceptive journalism, and cultural critiques.

Launch of portal9journal.org
Summer 2012

Release of inaugural issue “The Imagined”
Autumn 2012

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