The Out­post Archive

Ibra­him Neh­me in con­ver­sa­ti­on with Hayat Erdoğan

“the out­post is a remin­der of the power of the ima­gi­na­ti­on to shift per­spec­ti­ves.”
— the guardian

“The Out­post” is a maga­zi­ne of pos­si­bi­li­ties from Bei­rut, Leba­non, with the inten­ti­on to pro­du­ce and dis­se­mi­na­te a new nar­ra­ti­ve on and from the Arab regi­on. As clear­ly cap­tu­red in its sub­tit­le — a maga­zi­ne of pos­si­bi­li­ties — the publication’s nar­ra­ti­ve is for­ward-loo­king and hope­ful, and aims to coun­ter the dis­cour­se of fear and des­pair that is so pre­va­lent in the Arab media land­s­cape.
“The Out­post” beca­me a space for new voices from across the regi­on to come tog­e­ther and tell a dif­fe­rent sto­ry about who they are and who they could be. “The Out­post” beca­me a space of ima­gi­ning new ways of being and living tog­e­ther, new ways of rea­ding and rela­ting to histo­ry, and new futures for the Arab regi­on and its youth.

On Janu­a­ry 21, 2021, the maga­zi­ne released its ent­i­re prin­ted archi­ve online. The archi­ve — publis­hed bet­ween the years 2012 and 2016, when the Arab world went through phe­no­me­nal shifts in poli­tics and cul­tu­re — is a record of this tur­ning point in time.

“the out­post archi­ve” is a con­ver­sa­ti­on bet­ween edi­tor-in-chief ibra­him neh­me and hayat erdoğan, co-direc­tor of neu­markt thea­ter. it took place on janu­a­ry 29, 2021.
Watch the con­ver­sa­ti­on (video below) and if you wish to recei­ve “the outpost’s” last two issu­es “the pos­si­bi­li­ties of our body” and “the pos­si­bi­li­ties of fin­ding home”, send us your address and anything you want (a post­card, a drawing, your favo­ri­te song, a flower … etc.) to give in exchan­ge to Ibra­him Neh­me and The Outpost:

Thea­ter Neu­markt
c/o The Out­post
Neu­markt 5
8001 Zurich