Asim Rafiqui “For The Love Of…” “Long Live Anarchy” Land and Liberty: A Review of Anarchism in Latin America “Pharoah, Fantasia & Efficies–Today’s Egyptian Pathologies” “A Toast To The Idolatrous” Idols and Figural Images in Islam: A Brief Dive into a Perennial Debate “Fashionable Development Programs–The Fault IsRead More →

Writer, researcher, and Senior editor at WARSCAPES Michael Busch in conversation with Carl Lindskoog at  The Graduate Center, CUNY about #Haiti and immigrant detention in the U.S. “Borders and Bodies” is a Polis Project teach-in and conversation series hosted in collaboration with Warscapes Magazine and the CUNY Doctoral Students’ Council.WeRead More →

Francesca Recchia Amarnath Yatra. A Milirarized Pilgrimage Architecture After Revolution by Petti, Hilal & Weizman Asim Rafiqui The New False Prophets Or How Not To Organise. The Antecedents Of The Holocaust Or The Germans No Longer Feign Surprise. Dynamic Women Speaking About Domination, Dispossession And….Er…Logistics. Not Your Everyday Photographer–Conversation WithRead More →

Asim Rafiqui “Who’s Afraid Of A Little Slavery” “Intellectuals Currently In Fashion” “Famous Last Words Or Journalism’s Epitaph” “Chimamanda Adichie Digs Herself A Grave” “A Revolutionary Realisation Now That We Are All Finally Intersectional” “Senegal, Rap And Revolution” “Yes, It Is Radical, They Are Black, And They Are Beautiful” “TheRead More →

Asim Rafiqui “Making Sense Of Persian In Our Lives” “How Yesterday’s Court Clowns Became Today’s Public Intellectuals” “There Is No Such Thing As A Liberal Zionist” “Speaking From Another Place” “Indian. African. Photographer. Unseen.” “Pakistan’s Own Colonised Other” “The Gift That Keeps On Giving Or Lets Face It, Hurling RacialRead More →

Asim Rafiqui “The Pleasures Of Slow Photography, as Described By Akinbode Akinbiyi” “That Classic Book on Photography Written By Someone Who Knew Very Little About Photography” “You Just Cannot Shut Him Up–Or, Political Legacies That We Continue To Ignore” “From Fighting For Freedom To Fighting Against Their Freedom” “When ThatRead More →

Welcome to the new year, and with a conversation with one of NOOR Images newest members, Arko Datto. Arko s a mathematician and a physicist by education, and a photographer by choice. We met for the first time  in 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Our conversation wanders in to some surprisingRead More →

Francesca Recchia Fifi Haroon, Coming home? Ayesha Jalal, Partisans of Allah, Harvard University Press 2008  Asim Rafiqui “Constructing the American Neo-Nazi State, One Policeman At A Time” “India’s Never Ending And Never Accepted Burden” “Today’s Event At Madison Square Garden: Cornel West’s Vs. Ta-Nehisi Coates” “Are Only European’s Rational?” “StealingRead More →

For each episode, our guest will be asked to choose five pieces or items that have influenced their intellectual life and their work. These five items can be books, art, music, poetry, photographs, performance, a person, an event, or an experience. The choices then become the basis of a free-flowingRead More →

I have publicly and on this forum very explicitly argued against the strange ‘disappearance’ of black/brown bodies that are the actual targets and victims of our ‘liberal’ state policies of surveillance, entrapment, drone assassinations, renditions and indefinite detention. I recently argued: “Western visual journalism, and visual artists, have erased the actualRead More →