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Radical Contemporary is a Digital Curator and Podcast based between Cairo, Dubai & Jeddah for the sharing, discovery and appreciation of artistic and personal expression in the MENA region & beyond.Radicals are people who notice things. We are observers. Artists. Writers. Designers. Musicians. Filmmakers. Intellectuals. Cultural Producers. Dreamers. Thought-leaders. We’re a community of Creators - who know that your biggest asset is your ability to ask questions, to critique & to converse with like-minded people. On Radical the conversation is always open … so hop on whenever you need a dose of creative genius & make sure to bring some coffee, tea, a snack? Whatever it is - the brain food is on us.

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Radical Contemporary is a Digital Curator and Podcast based between Cairo, Dubai & Jeddah for the sharing, discovery and appreciation of artistic and personal expression in the MENA region & beyond.Radicals are people who notice things. We are observers. Artists. Writers. Designers. Musicians. Filmmakers. Intellectuals. Cultural Producers. Dreamers. Thought-leaders. We’re a community of Creators - who know that your biggest asset is your ability to ask questions, to critique & to converse with like-minded people. On Radical the conversation is always open … so hop on whenever you need a dose of creative genius & make sure to bring some coffee, tea, a snack? Whatever it is - the brain food is on us.

    Mothers Matter: Nahdet El Mansuria For Development

    Mothers Matter: Nahdet El Mansuria For Development

    In this episode our founder Nour Hassan visits the incredible women of the Mothers Matter Program at one of the Kindergartens of the Nahdet El Mansuria for Development Program in the El Mansuria district of Cairo, Egypt. 

    The program strives to educate mothers within the short time period of 3 months on everything from the dangers of FMG, Breast Cancer Awareness, proper nutrition plans and balanced diets, raising children from infancy to adolescence, healthy family dynamics and the importance of playtime, promoting lack of violence, tools to combat harassment, and most importantly empowering the women to take care of themselves first so that they can better care for others.

    This episode will introduce you to the program as we speak to one of  the co-founders and Board Members Nihal Mahmoud Sheta on the immense positive ripple effect the Mothers Matter educational program has had on underprivileged women, their children, their families and the communities at large. We also interview the women from these communities who were brave enough to launch as the first cohort of teachers to spread this knowledge with the guidance of Dr Lilian Hanna, Development Specialist and Psychologist, as well as the Director of the Mothers Matter Program.

    If you would like to contribute to the Mothers Matter Program please find the donation information below:

    Nahdet El Mansouria CHARITY Bank Account
    Ahly Bank of Kuwait
    Smart village branch
    Acct name. Nahdet El Mansouria for Development
    Acct no. 12766426
    Swift ECBAEGCAXXX

    Instapay: +20 109 376 7895

    This episode is powered by Egypt's leading skincare brand SESH for more information visit @simplysesh or www.simplysesh.com.
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    Nour Solo: Imperfect And Working On It

    Nour Solo: Imperfect And Working On It

    In this episode our founder Nour Hassan records a solo from Abu Dhabi. This is a fun and introspective look at the nuances of routine, perfectionism, balancing work and life, if there is such a thing? And what the tangible tools are that Nour uses to get into a state of FLOW.

    If you're interested in learning how to embrace imperfection, cyclicality and flow especially in Ramadan, this is the perfect episode for you.

    For more episodes and to keep up with the RC community follow @radicalcontemporary. 
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    421 Arts Campus Abu Dhabi

    421 Arts Campus Abu Dhabi

    In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to the Director at 421 Arts Campus Faisal Al Hassan on the cultural strides that 421 has taken over the past several years in Abu Dhbai, the UAE and beyond, since its inception.

    Our second guest on the episode is Mays Al Beik, Palestinian Artist, Practitioner and Programs and Community Initiatives Manager at 421. We discuss the 421 ethos on program diversity and how the Arts Campus Program is continuously evolving.

    421 Arts Campus, Abu Dhabi’s independent platform dedicated to supporting emerging creative practices, presents its Winter 2024: Entanglements. Running from January 12 to March 20, this season features two major exhibitions and new workshops and special events that focus on community and connection. Opening on February 11 are Network Culture, a group exhibition resulting from the Homebound Residency Program and Counting Fingers, a solo exhibition by artist Hana El-Sagini who is part of this year’s 421 Artistic Development Program.

    421 Arts Campus is an independent platform dedicated to emerging artists and creative practitioners in the UAE and across the region. A site for research, learning and experimentation, 421 provides a nurturing environment for emergent creative practices and those who want to harness the arts as an agent for social inquiry and transformation.

    Located in Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed, 421 presents a year-round program of exhibitions, talks, workshops, special events and educational initiatives that offer accessible learning opportunities to the wider community and the general public. 

    Special thank you to the team at Rouya Consultancy. For more information visit @421.online or www.421.online.
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    Art Dubai 2024: A Moment for Community & Healing

    Art Dubai 2024: A Moment for Community & Healing

    In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to various stakeholders across Art Dubai 2024 including Simone Gibertoni Swiss CEO Clinique La Prairie, Sara Naim London-based Syrian artist, Alia Zaal Looteh Emirati Artist and Curator of the Dubai Collection show "Encounters", Hala Khayat Special Advisor for Art & Culture Art Dubai, Emirati Artist Mohamed Kazem, and Dr Christianna Bonin Curator of Art Dubai Modern and Professor at AUS.

    The episode also features excerpts from various talks at Art Dubai's 17th Edition of the Global Art Forum and the Art Business Conference Chaired by Aimee Dawson including a talk on the importance of Art Publications in telling the stories of Modern Arab artists with writer Mona Khazindar, MISK Institute, and Saudi Arabian Artist Lulwah AlHomoud. As well as the talk on Myrna Ayad's book ALCOVE, featuring a forward by Dr Nada Shabout and Sultan Al Qassemi of Barjeel Foundation on the panel.

    Art Dubai, the leading international art fair for the Middle East and Global South
    today opened its 2024 edition. The 17th edition, which runs from 1 – 3 March at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai welcomed over 120 contemporary, Modern and Digital gallery presentations – over 65% of which are drawn from the Global South.

    Since its founding in 2007, Art Dubai has sought to rethink the institutional role that an art fair can play in supporting the region’s evolving cultural ecosystem. Set against the backdrop of Dubai’s rapid growth, the breadth of Art Dubai’s programming includes significantly expanded partnerships, a wide-ranging education, talks and thought-leadership programme that reflects an increasingly mature local and regional
    creative scene.

    Art Dubai's partners this year included Piaget, BMW, A.R.M Holding, HUNA Living, and Madinat Jumeirah. For more information visit @artdubai.
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    Adib Dada: theOtherDada x Art Jameel for COP28

    Adib Dada: theOtherDada x Art Jameel for COP28

    In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Adib Dada, the founder of  theOtherDada, regenerative Beirut-Based consultancy and architecture practice. The episode dives into Tarabot: Weaving a Living Forum a pavilion designed by  theOtherDada and commissioned by Art Jameel, showcasing innovative materials developed locally and inaugurated at COP28 Duabi, UAE.

    Tarabot is commissioned by Art Jameel and supported by Abdul Latif Jameel Saudi Arabia. The pavilion tells the story of the UAE’s landscapes through material and design, Tarabot is a pioneering, sustainable and immersive structure hosting talks, presentations and community programmes during COP28 and through April 2024.

    Jameel Arts Centre serves as a home during COP28 and beyond for multidisciplinary members of the local and the international community working across culture and climate change.

    Adib Dada, architect and founder of theOtherDada, said: “Tarabot is our first project that meaningfully bridges our work of building habitats for humans with building habitats for other organisms. By re-integrating our place within nature, we are able to offer a shared forum for humans and other organisms to thrive in the city. Tarabot – which means ‘to weave together’, offers a shared space for humans and other organisms to come together as interdependent equals, sharing food, water and habitat.”

    For more information visit @art_jameel and @theotherdada. 
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    Antonia Carver: Art Jameel x theOtherDada for COP28

    Antonia Carver: Art Jameel x theOtherDada for COP28

    In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Antonia Carver, Director of Art Jameel. The episode dives into Tarabot: Weaving a Living Forum a pavilion designed by regenerative Beirut-Based consultancy and architecture practice theOtherDada founded by Adib Dada, showcasing innovative materials developed locally and inaugurated at COP28 Duabi, UAE.

    Tarabot is commissioned by Art Jameel and supported by Abdul Latif Jameel Saudi Arabia. The pavilion tells the story of the UAE’s landscapes through material and design, Tarabot is a pioneering, sustainable and immersive structure hosting talks, presentations and community programmes during COP28 and through April 2024.

    Jameel Arts Centre serves as a home during COP28 and beyond for multidisciplinary members of the local and the international community working across culture and climate change.

    Antonia Carver commented, “Tarabot is a radical space that pioneers exciting new research and architectural materials and also actively engages the community in thinking-in-public about a shared sustainable future. It illustrates in such a dynamic way Art Jameel’s long-term approach to foregrounding the role of the arts in addressing the climate crisis – from international collaborations such as the World Weather Network, to major grants programmes that fund artists to produce thematic work and institutions to decarbonise, such as the current regional Anhar: Culture and Climate Platform, in collaboration with the British Council, and UAE-based Research and Practice Platform, with Dubai Culture, through to our role convening a regional network of arts leaders and ecologists, with whom we are collectively publishing a
    bilingual sustainability charters and toolkits for the Middle East.”

    For more information visit @art_jameel and @theotherdada. 
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