Particle Episode 12

Particle Episode 12

Haythan Nawar

"Do we die from the virus, or do we die from the starvation?"
15 May 2020 - 3:09pm

LISTEN HERE: https://soundcloud.com/user-163431348/particles-episode-12-haytham-nawar

Haytham joins Victoria from Cairo, Egypt where he discusses the current situation and how it is revealing deep complexities within the Egyptian socioeconomic system. He uses bread, and food distribution as the starting point for discussing these complexities as it consistently circles back to questions of how we eat, sustain ourselves, and take care of one another during these times. He poses difficult decisions that Egypt and much of the Global South are facing such as, "do we die from the virus, or do we die from the starvation?" This somber question resonates and is felt deeply within this conversation, but Haytham very exceptionally addresses these difficult times within his artwork and teaching, through actions of empowerment and protest.