The Maps of Dignity
by Leyla Dakhli and DREAM collective
When and where?
Friday 22 September from 2pm to 6pm
Saturday, 23 september - 10:00 AM
Sunday, 24 september - 10:00 AM
Monday, 25 september - 10:00 AM
Tuesday, 26 september - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, 27 september - 10:00 AM
Thursday, 28 september - 10:00 AM
Friday, 29 september - 10:00 AM
Saturday, 30 september - 10:00 AM
Sunday, 01 october - 10:00 AM
Monday, 02 october - 10:00 AM
Tuesday, 03 october - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, 04 october - 10:00 AM
Thursday, 05 october - 10:00 AM
Friday, 06 october - 10:00 AM
Saturday, 07 october - 10:00 AM
Sunday, 08 october - 10:00 AM
Bibliothèque Dar Ben Achour
Created by :
Leyla Dakhli and the team of researchers : Layla BAAMARA, Kmar BENDANA, Dunia AL DAHAN, Kinda CHAIB, Inès DELPUECH, Simon DUBOIS, Laurence DUFRESNE-AUBERTIN, Mélanie HENRY, Arwa LABIDI, Laurie MERIGEAUD, Leila MUSSON, Candice RAYMOND, Chloé Nejma RONDELEUX, Selma ZGHIDI
With the support of : Waël ALI, Khaled DAWWA, Ghazi FRINI, Oussama GAIDI, Mouadh Gammoudi, Dorothee MERTZ, Christian MEYER, Soumaya NAGARA, Hammed PARKER, Philippe REKACEWICZ, Jana TRABOULSI, Philippa Dahrouj
L'Art Rue and DRafting and Enacting the Revolutions in the Arab Mediterranean (DREAM)
With the support of the European Research Council (ERC DREAM GA771453), the Marc Bloch Centre, the Centre for Social History, and the International Institute of Social History.
Special thanks: Municipality of the city of Tunis · Dar Ben Achour Library staff
In what and how is the notion of dignity (كرامة) common to uprisings and revolutions in the Southern Mediterranean since the 1950s ?
Based on research and documentation, this exhibition is an attempt to respond in the form of sensitive maps enriched with sounds, images, objects, projections testifying to life trajectories, historical situations or times of uprisings.
Connecting different spaces and times, the plurality of these maps immerses us in an artistic exploration that is both demanding and full of imagination of these fields of life. We thus become more able to understand the complexity, the meaning and the articulation of these two notions that are dignity and revolt.
▪ Panel Feminist movements in Morocco and Tunisia, from the 1980s to the present day.
29 September 2023 at 2pm - duration: 120 min
With Leila Essalih and Mina Houjib
Languages: Tunisian and Moroccan Arabic & French
30 September 2023 at 3pm and 7 October at 5 pm - lasting between 30 and 40 min
With Jay on vocals and Rayen Bahri on guitar
A recital of songs sung during popular uprisings in the Arab world in the 20th and 21st centuries. Musical performance reflecting the full range of emotions aroused by a revolution: rage, anger, loss, grief, hope.
30 September, 1 and 2 October 2023 at 5pm - running time 60 min
by Wael Ali and Simon Dubois
Between 1988 and 1990, an improvised theatre troupe made up of political prisoners put on several plays in a prison near Damascus. Over time, these performances become more and more accomplished. The troupe invented everything they needed to put on a real show. They created tickets and brochures, and developed techniques for lighting, sound effects and music. The house built by Swift represents the last of these shows in 1990, the only traces of which reside in the memory of this troupe and its 'audience'. Based on interviews with actors from the troupe and their audience, Waël Ali and Simon Dubois attempt to reconstruct the show as it was, shot by shot, exactly as it was. For this performance, they open the doors of their workshop, which they began two years ago, to share their work on this "reconstruction" with the audience.
Language: Syrian Arabic
Dar Ben Achour Library (map)
Sept. 22 from 2pm to 6 pm
Sep. 23 > Oct. 8 from 10am to 6pm
Open to all. Children under 12 accompanied
Single price: 5 DT
Reduced rate: 3 DT for students & children < 12 years old
Free for residents of the medina upon presentation of an ID