About the author
Founded in 2011, Ettijahat-Independent Culture is a cultural institution active in the field of independent culture in Syria and the Arab region. They work to activate the role of independent culture and the arts, enabling them to play positive roles in processes of cultural and social change. Through plenty of activities, they are striving to build an authentic relationship between cultural and artistic production and Syrian society, always embracing its diversity and pluralism. They achieve this by supporting artists and cultural entrepreneurs, empowering young researchers, building consensus and alliances between individuals and cultural institutions, promoting arts and artists through regional and international platforms, and by working to bring culture and art closer to Syrian communities wherever they are.