Rehearsing Revolution : How Live Action Role Playing Contributes to the Palestinian Resistance Movement

by Johanna Svanelind

Since its introduction to Palestine in 2011, LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) has been subverted and adapted by local groups in order to create authentic Palestinian forms of LARP. This article explores how LARP can be used as a tool of resistance, in ways similar to that of Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre or ‘Izz al-Din al-Madani’s recreation of Istirad through the art of drama. Continue reading

‘The West’ in Political Discourse Structures of Regimes and the Muslim Brotherhood in the Egyptian Transformation Process

by Julius Dihstelhoff and Alexander Lohse

‘The West’ is a recurring theme in Egyptian political debates. It appears either as an abstract space, or particular ‘western’ countries are depicted as opponents. Continue reading