Central to the curatorial approach are the pre-events held in 2012 in Paris, Alexandria, Istanbul, and Dakar. In workshops, exhibitions, screenings, and symposia, artists and cultural producers are invited to critically comment on ISOE. The materials emerging from this process will come together at the main exhibition in Berlin at November 2013 and will be documented either in the exhibition or the exhibition catalog.
In preparation for the ISOE exhibition in 2013, part of our goal is to confront the theme of the overall project with local discourses. For this reason, exchange with the cultural actors, initiatives, and individuals will be encouraged in the various countries in which the research is conducted. A broader circle of people should contribute lastingly to exchange, especially in the dense hubs of socio-political discourses, like Dakar, Maputo, Istanbul, Paris, Cairo, and Alexandria.