Founder and chief editor of Hawass - Contemporary Islamic Aesthetics Alina Kokoschka has received her PhD in Islamic Studies at the Institute for Islamic Studies at "Freie Universität", Berlin. With "Hawass" she obtained an Wikimedia "Open Science" fellowship in 2017/18. She currently works as a researcher and free curator.
Research / Interest:
perception - design - taste --> aesthetics | work, modes of working | consumption and commodities | material(ity) and its implications on how we work | digital conditions | script / scripture / writing / writing systems | processes of translation | transfer of knowledge | transience and the ephemeral, death and decay | soundscapes | ethnographic documentaries >>latest publications<< Reading between the Lines: Arabic Script, Islamic Calligraphy, and the Question of Legibility, Brill: Leiden 2018 in: Ways of Knowing Muslim Cultures and Societies. Studies in Honour of Gudrun Krämer ed. by Bettina Gräf, Birgit Krawietz and Schirin Amir-Moazami https://brill.com/abstract/book/edcoll/9789004386891/BP000015.xml