The Knowledge is an ongoing series of public programmes, which explores visual culture from the Middle East & North Africa, one city at a time. Taking its title from London’s famous black cab drivers’ training, the first ‘stop’ is Damascus.


Talk: AllArtNow
Thursday, 1 October 2009, 19:00 – 20:00
Abir Boukhari (Founder and curator, AllArtNow, and Learning and Interpretation Intern at Tate Britain with the World Collections Programme – Autumn 2009) in conversation with Felicity Allen (Head of Learning, Tate Britain).

Talk: Delfina Foundation resident artists from Syria
Monday, 5 October 2009, 19:00 – 20:00
Nisrine Boukhari and Muhammad Ali

Talk: Reloading Images: Damascus
Thursday 8 October,19:00 – 20:00
Jan Ackenhausen (co-initiator, Reloading Images: Damascus) discussed his work and the project’s recent publication with Lydia Wilson (Cambridge University).