Redrawing the Arab World

This collaboration brings Uchicago Assistant Professor Ghenwa Hayek (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) together with Beirut-based artists Fadi "the fdz" Baki and Omar Khouri as they engage the roles of science fiction and comics within Arab cultures, and explore how they might be used to envision different futures in the Middle East. 

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Past events



 May 29, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab

Midway Studios
929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Join us for an evening with current Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellows Fadi "the fdz" Baki, Ghenwa Hayek (UChicago Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations), and Omar Khouri in conversation with artist and designer Hatem Imam. Along with Baki and Khouri, Imam is one of the co-founders of Samandal Comics operating out of Beirut.



 Apr 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Screening Room 201

Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow is the award winning film by current Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellow Fadi (the fdz) Baki that tells the story of a young filmmaker who investigates the legend of Manivelle, an automaton gifted to Lebanon in 1945 that still haunts an abandoned mansion in Beirut.