Tashweesh - تشویش

a cooperation project

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تشویش Tashweesh aims to facilitate new alliances and create new perspectives on contemporary feminism in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The project builds upon the experience of Tashweesh (2018), a multidisciplinary arts festival inviting artists, activists, thinkers on feminism. For the development of the project content, the partners work with two co-curators, Tania El Khoury and Bochra Triki. تشویش Tashweesh will conclude in three festivals held in three different cities of the project, Brussels, Vienna and Tunis. 

تشویش Tashweesh is a cooperation project co-funded by the European Union's Creative Europe programme and implemented by Théâtre d'exposition - Beursschouwburg (Belgium), Tanzquartier Wien (Austria), Goethe-Institut Brüssel (Belgium) and L'Art Rue (Tunisia).

The تشویش Tashweesh project consists in :

> an open call for applications launched in May 2021 and aimed at artists and activists working on issues of feminism, gender and sexualities.

This call resulted in the selection of 25 candidates from 10 countries (Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Germany, UK, Italy, Belgium, France) for 21 projects.

> The selected candidates participated in an online retreat (December 2021) to share their research, ideas and projects and interact with other candidates and experts as well as with the co-curators of Tashweesh 2022, Tania El Khoury and Bochra Triki. 

> A travelling art festival (April 2022 in Berlin, September 2022 in Tunis and Brussels),

 > > About the online retreat

L'Art Rue organised an online retreat on 3 and 4 December 2021 for artists and activists working on issues of feminism, gender and sexualities. The 25 successful candidates for the online retreat from 10 countries were:

Leila Saadna, Meryem Marzouki, Indigo Canulli Stefanelli, Manon de Matauco, Manal Tass, Kaoutar Chaqchaq, Zoë Aiano, Anna Bener, Rana Feghali, Rokaya Chaarani, Sabine El Chamaa, Sophia Moussa, Dalia Naous, Petra Serhal, Soukaina Habiballah, Bochra Taboubi, Salma Labayed (aka Sassouki Salma), Hope Mokded, Rita Adib, Mirella Salamé, Sidonie Ale, Serena Vittorini, Jes Bolduc, Federica Bueti and Nat Skoczylas.

> > Details of the projects and participants in English here

 > >  About the co-curators of Tashweesh

Tania El Khoury is an artist whose work focuses on the interactivity of the public and its political potential. Tania's work has been translated into multiple languages and shown in 32 countries and 6 continents in spaces ranging from museums to cable cars. She is the recipient of the Soros Art Fellowship, the Bessies Outstanding Production Award, the International Live Art Prize, the Total Theater Innovation Award and the Arches Brick Award. Tania is the director of the OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard College in New York. She holds a doctorate from Royal Holloway, University of London. She is associated with the artist collective Forest Fringe in the United Kingdom and is the co-founder of Dictaphone Group in Lebanon, a research and living art collective aiming to question our relationship to the city and to redefine its public space.

Bochra Triki is associate professor of French and cultural operator in several projects. She notably co-organized Chouftouhonna, the international feminist art festival in Tunis during its four editions. She also co-founded Shift, a feminist print and digital graphic novel project. She is currently co-curator of the Tashweesh festival and podcast producer with Inkyfada.