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13 Podcast Episodes

Latest 28 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

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All About Egyptian Textiles: An Interview with Seif El Rashidi

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In this episode, Isabella interviews art historian Seif El Rashidi about Egyptian textiles,  spanning from ancient weaving to modern appliqué work.Images and sources are available at @sewwhatpodcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The podcast has a website, sewwhatpodcast.com.

49mins

26 May 2022

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Secret Geometry with Wael Sabry and Seif El Rashidi

Arts In Isolation Series - Asia House

Join Wael Sabry on his quest to save the ancient craft of Kundekari - complex wooden geometry. Sabry is  tracking down the few remaining master carpenters in Turkey and Egypt, trying to learn their carefully-guarded  secrets, hidden even from father to son.  Discover how he is using technology to save this remarkable craft from disappearance and inventing  new machinery that might give this craft a new life.  

32mins

28 Apr 2022

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Seif El Rashidi | Al Burda Podcast

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In this episode, we talked to architectural historian and director of The Barakat Trust Seif El Rashidi about heritage projects, community engagement, and cultural preservation in the Islamic world.Created & Hosted by Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi RammanTheme music: The Loyalty of the Poet by Faraj Abyad | Performance was commissioned by MetLiveArts &  The Metropolitan Museum of Art"About Al Burda Podcast:Al Burda Podcast, powered by afikra,  is a series long-form conversation with some of the leading and prominent figures from the Al Burda 2021 Festival - the festival from the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth, dedicated to celebrating diverse facets of Islamic arts and culture. Al Burda is a multidisciplinary platform run by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth, dedicated to celebrating diverse facets of Islamic arts and culture, through promoting creativity and experimentation in Islamic art practices and fostering critical discourse between experts, institutions and communities on the past, present and future of Islamic culture. Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvpFollowYoutube - Instagram (@afikra_) - Facebook - Twitter Support www.afikra.com/supportAbout afikra:‎afikra is a movement to convert passive interest in the Arab world to active intellectual curiosity. We aim to collectively reframe the dominant narrative of the region by exploring the histories and cultures of the region- past, present, and future - through conversations driven by curiosity. Read more about us on  afikra.comAl Burda Podcast, powered by afikra,  is a series long-form conversation with some of the leading and prominent figures from the Al Burda 2021 Festival - the festival from the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth, dedicated to celebrating diverse facets of Islamic arts and culture. Al Burda is a multidisciplinary platform run by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth, dedicated to celebrating diverse facets of Islamic arts and culture, through promoting creativity and experimentation in Islamic art practices and fostering critical discourse between experts, institutions and communities on the past, present and future of Islamic culture. 

34mins

2 Mar 2022

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Ephemeral Palaces and Eternal Poetry of Iraq - Matt Saba & Seif El Rashidi

Arts In Isolation Series - Asia House

Join Matt Saba for a fascinating conversation about the magnificent palaces built by the Abbasid Caliphs of Iraq.  This dynasty realised that kingdoms invariably rose and fell, and that the longest lasting legacy of the reign would be literature.This podcast is part of Converging Paths, an initiative organised by Asia House and the Barakat Trust exploring the arts and cultures of the Islamic World. Converging Paths is generously supported by the Altajir Trust and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s Education Programme.

34mins

9 Nov 2021

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Heritage is Ours - May Al-Ibrashy and Seif El Rashidi

Arts In Isolation Series - Asia House

May Al-Ibrashy, conservation architect and founder of Megawra Built Environment Collective and al-Athar Lina (Heritage is Ours!), talks to us about the projects she is leading to preserve historic Cairo, putting the community first. May discusses the recently completed Imam Shafii Conservation Project - one of the most magnificent buildings of historic Cairo, and the opportunities and challenges of the growing interest in reviving the historic city. This podcast is part of Converging Paths, an initiative organised by Asia House in partnership with the Barakat Trust exploring the arts and cultures of the Islamic World.

31mins

11 Oct 2021

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The Making of a Master Calligrapher - Bilal Badat and Seif El Rashidi

Arts In Isolation Series - Asia House

The Making of a Master Calligrapher - Bilal Badat and Seif El RashidiJoin Bilal Badat, master calligrapher and scholar for a conversation about the meaning of Islamic calligraphy. Badat explains calligraphy not just as a craft but as a means of transmitting and glorifying sacred knowledge.  He shares fascinating on the making of calligraphers  - the way in which the  long training process is as much about spiritual and character development as it is about the production of great art.  This podcast is part of Converging Paths, an initiative organised by Asia House in partnership with the Barakat Trust that promotes the arts and cultures of the Islamic World.

38mins

6 Sep 2021

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Meeting for Coffee: Ottoman Style – Doğukan Atmaca and Seif El Rashidi

Arts In Isolation Series - Asia House

Featuring in our new Young Perspectives series, Doğukan Atmaca explores the emergence of coffeehouses in Istanbul, and the way in which coffeehouse culture spread like wildfire despite accusations that cafes were the source of political unrest and seduction.This podcast is part of Converging Paths, an initiative organised by Asia House in partnership with the Barakat Trust that promotes the arts and cultures of the Islamic World.

34mins

1 Jun 2021

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Retracing the Silk Roads – Christopher Wilton-Steer and Seif El Rashidi

Arts In Isolation Series - Asia House

Join photographer and writer Christopher Wilton-Steer on a colourful journey of five months through the many Silk Roads to discover the cultures, peoples, traditions, flavours and beliefs he encountered on this magnificent odyssey.This podcast is part of Converging Paths, an initiative organised by Asia House in partnership with the Barakat Trust that promotes the arts and cultures of the Islamic World.

38mins

1 Jun 2021

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Searching for Minarets in the Mountains - Tharik Hussain and Seif El Rashidi.

Arts In Isolation Series - Asia House

Tharik Hussain, Journalist and travel writer speaks to us about his projects to discover and tell the stories of Muslim Europe, include trails he worked on reveal and share the stories of Muslim Britain, and his upcoming book, "Minarets in the Mountains," the outcome of his journey in search of Muslim Europe, following in the footsteps of a 17th century Turkish Ottoman traveler, Evliya Celebi. This podcast is part of Converging Paths, an initiative organised by Asia House in partnership with the Barakat Trust that promotes the arts and cultures of the Islamic World.

38mins

5 Apr 2021

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Art, Revolution & People's Voices - Bahia Shehab and Seif El Rashidi

Arts In Isolation Series - Asia House

Artist, educator and activist Bahia Shehab discusses the role of artists during times of political change, and reflects on what it meant to take part in the Arab Spring. Shehab discusses her newly-published book ‘You Can Crush The Flowers: A Memoir of the Egyptian Revolution,’ and her work to help develop a new generation of creative minds through arts education.

30mins

27 Jan 2021

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