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DAr Journal - Sahara significa deserto. Sahara means desert

From the editor’s note: “Appropriating viewpoints from Islamic cultures — where nomadic forms of living typical of the desert regions coexisted for centuries with sedentary urban settlements — Western cultures have contributed to a distorted understanding of the desert, progressively mistifying its meanings and paving the way for exploiting a vast territory prosperous in life and resources.” In her contribution, Vally speaks about the role the desert played in conceptualising the first Islamic Arts Biennale, which she artistically directed, as well as the gift of being able to rethink elements of Islamic culture and tradition.

Read the full issue and Sumayya's contribution here.