The Contest in Context: From Chaghatay to Rhythm and Rhyme

30 Sep 2021
4:30 p.m.
Virtual Event


Pear, artwork by Slavs and Tatars.  

Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, in collaboration with Twelve Gates Arts and the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, presents The Contest in Context: From Chaghatay to Rhythm and Rhyme, a virtual roundtable discussion on Uyghur language preservation.

Social historian Eric Schluessel and Slavs & Tatars project liaison Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein moderate a conversation with rapper Nashtarr and linguistic anthropologist Gülnar Eziz.

This event is part of Hurford’s event series offering background and insights into The Contest of the Fruits, a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural exhibition and public programming with Berlin-based artist collective Slavs & Tatars, taking inspiration from a 19th-century Muslim text written in Uyghur.

The event is free, and advance registration is required.