I spotted this call for an online workshop related to a projects efforts to apply creative commons for a cultural project in Iran, the meeting is about issues of copyright and using Creative Commons in Farsi and Kurdish languages.
But the project itself sent me on an internet rabbit hole of curiosity (see below the info). If anyone here has interest and skills in Farsi and Kurdish please see if you can help.
Hi everybody. Writing here representing Khamoosh collective, we’d like to invite you all to our upcoming workshop on December 8th, an introductory session for the translations of Creative Commons’ licenses and their legal codes into Farsi and Kurdish.
Khamoosh is a participatory interdisciplinary research project that mediates conservation and restoration by exploring the sonic heritage of Iran through recorded sounds of everyday life; sounds less heard or even silenced. This process-based project aims to build an interactive archive of sounds and to exchange, resurrect and decolonize these sounds using artistic methods.
We have realised there is a need in forming a legal literature around copyright issues in Farsi and Kurdish, and with this workshop, we aim to invite a collective reading and peer-reviewing of these translations with each contribution to be credited and published alongside the translations on the Creative Commons website.
The session will be approximately 2 hours (3:30-5:30 CET) mostly in Farsi and Kurdish with the last half hour (5 - 5:30 CET) dedicated to any direct questions from the audience to Creative Commons with facilitation from Farsi/Kurdish to English.
We would be thankful if you circulate this event to relevant contacts and those who might be interested.
Below is the link for joining the workshop. You need to be logged in Zoom before joining the call.
Topic: Khamoosh Workshop regarding Creative Commons
Time: Dec 8, 2023 6:00 PM Iran (your local time 2023-12-08T14:30:00Z→2023-12-08T16:30:00Z)
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Meeting ID: 836 2894 7057
I can’t offer much to help, but was curious to learn more about the Khamoosh Collective. It looks like the project web site is https://theeveryday.hotglue.me/ where it is described:
Khamoosh is a participatory artistic research project that mediates conservation and restoration by exploring the sonic heritage of Iran through recorded sounds of everyday life; sounds less heard or even silenced. This process-based project aims to build an interactive archive of sounds and to exchange, resurrect and decolonize these sounds using artistic methods.
Khamoosh: Interpreted as “silence” in Farsi, it is also a notion in Iranian poetry and culture that points to a spiritual experience that goes beyond silence as the absence of sounds. Khamoosh almost always includes a presence. It is a space in which silence can be wisely chosen and implies the politics of silence. This notion described by many Persian poets entails attentive listening, presence, and avoidance of unnecessary action.
Some places I wandered
- Khamoose Sonic Heritage (Instatram)
- rec-on audio
- Radio show on Neighbors Noise, Everyday Project (2021, WFMU)
- Algorhythms of Beauty (YouTube documentary on "the weaving of nomadic women and how singing is connected to the rhythms of work and the patterns and symbols of the carpets. "
I am not sure why I was so curious but as it does, this reinforces that the lesser seen quarters of the internet are alive and very vibrant with creative and important projects