Publications
Debate on Journalism in Times of War

Debate on Journalism in Times of War

Ever wonder how TV stations gather reports and protect its journalists and sources from harm in conflict areas? Check out this talk at the University of Copenhagen with Awad Joumaa, news editor at Al Jazeera English, together with the artist and filmmaker Khaled Ramadan, as we discuss the book we just launched called “Journalism in Times...
Journalism in Times of War - Edited by Awad Joumaa and Khaled Ramadan

Journalism in Times of War – Edited by Awad Joumaa and Khaled Ramadan

Latest book release by Al Jazeera Media Institute January 2018, edited and researched by members of Chamber of Public Secrets. When telling human stories from the Arab world, reporters, citizen journalists and media activists are pushed deeper into the ever-shifting front lines. Journalism in Times of War debates how to remain safe and balanced when...
Border Thinking - Disassembling Histories of Racialized Violence

Border Thinking – Disassembling Histories of Racialized Violence

Khaled Ramadan has contributed to the book with the article: ”Set City – Post-snuff Film and the New Age of Reality Cinematography: Real Transience of the Protagonist at the Execution Film Set.” The book aims to question and provide answers to current border issues in Europe. Central to this investigation is a refugee crisis that...
From a Common Word to Committed Partnership

From a Common Word to Committed Partnership

Secret Chamber Press is pleased to announce its first publication: From a Common Word to Committed Partnership Danish-Arab Interfaith Dialogue 2012-2016 The book takes stock of the ongoing efforts in European-Middle Eastern interfaith dialogue – both as a practical experience and as an academic reflection. Once a preserve for the few and dedicated, this field...
Independent Republic of Culture

Independent Republic of Culture

Khaled Ramadan and Dorian Batycka have contributed with the article ”The Panache of Artivism within the Imperial Narrative of the Middle East”. A significant contribution to English and Turkish literature, the new edition of KPY Yearbook , “Independent Republic of Culture” by Istanbul Bilgi University Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre reunites with readers. The...
Secret Chamber Press

Secret Chamber Press

Secret Chamber Press (SCP) is a new publishing house established in Copenhagen in 2017. SCP specializes in publishing academic books related to contemporary visual culture and social history. SCP thus extends the work and network of the founding association, the art and curatorial collective Chamber of Public Secrets. Chamber of Public Secrets has contributed to the global...
Transvisuality

Transvisuality

Transvisuality: The Cultural Dimension of Visuality: Volume 2: Visual Organizations  Edited by Tore Kristensen, Anders Michelsen & Frauke Wiegand Volume 2 on Visual Organizations is now available with a contribution from among others Khaled Ramadan. His essay entitled Our History and Their Archive, explores “the substantive visual aesthetics of Al Jazeera and its impact on the...
Peripheral Insider

Peripheral Insider

Peripheral Insider examines the conditions of expatriate artists from various angles: the historical and colonial roots of the issue, positions among theorists dealing with expatriate artists in the west, the role of established art institutions, and examples of recent developments in the field. It contains a veritable treasure trove of highly competent and inspiring articles,...
Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform Without Informing

Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform Without Informing

Addressing a growing area of focus in contemporary art, Aesthetic Journalism investigates why contemporary art exhibitions often consist of interviews, documentaries, and reportage. Art theorist and critic Alfredo Cramerotti traces the shift in the production of truth from the domain of the news media to that of art and aestheticism—a change that questions the very foundations of...
Contemporary Practices

Contemporary Practices

When addressing the changing climate of visual culture in contemporary Arab society, one might best describe what the region is witnessing as cultural growth and expansion. A new generation of video makers and documentarists is on the rise, offering alternative sources of information and entertainment, and enjoying awareness of the new social media, from Morocco...
Brumaria 12

Brumaria 12

TV images can drag us into and out of anything. The power and influence of the global TV network has managed to attract millions of advertisers and investors, but the number of consumers will always be larger. Some individuals and groups found in TV a new means of power, a new arena for political manifestos....
Land of Human Rights

Land of Human Rights

Influenced by artistic production and the ongoing social change in Europe < rotor > conceived the idea of Land of Human Rights. The project focuses on human rights issues in Europe as distinct from the assumption that human rights breaches only occur elsewhere. It underlines the universality of the legal remedy and links artistic approaches...