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 the Wikimedia "Open Science" Fellowship in 2017/18. She currently works as a researcher and curator in Berlin and Lübeck.
For those fluent in German, there is an issue of the "Forschergeist" Podcast with Alina Kokoschka as a guest discussing Islamic Aesthetics with Tim Pritlove.
- perception - design - taste, i.e.: aesthetics
- work, modes of working
- capitalism, 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
- ethnographic documentaries
“The Script Does Not Respond” – Arabic Script’s Difficulties in the Digital Realm. A Visual Approach, CyberOrient (14/2), 2020.
Waren. Welt. Islam. Konsumkultur und Warenästhetik in Syrien 2000−2011 (2019), Berlin: Kadmos.
Reading between the Lines: Arabic Script, Islamic Calligraphy, and the Question of Legibility (2019), in: Ways of Knowing Muslim Cultures and Societies. Studies in Honour of Gudrun Krämer ed. by Bettina Gräf, Birgit Krawietz and Schirin Amir-Moazami, Brill: Leiden, pp. 246-264.