Participant to the School of Sonic Memory residency
Cities to be visited :
Athens (HE), Alexandria (EGY), Marseille (FR)
Hatem is a writer, researcher and translator based in Berlin.
Trained as a social scientist, his research primarily revolves around writing on cities with a focus on urban history. His most recent work is on Cairo in the 1970s and the history of its formation. Prior to moving to Berlin, he worked as a writer and editor for the urban-studies publication “progrss”.
In Berlin, he works as a research assistant at the Free University and at a research institute in south Berlin. The research he contributes to focuses on digital urban geographies as well as memory and youth cultures in and beyond North Africa and West Asia. Alongside academic research, he organizes between different communities in Berlin and writes both prose and journalistic pieces. Last year, he published a contribution on the ties between Berlin and Cairo with a Berlin-based publishing house.