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. Coming up: A Podcast session for the artist collective Slavs and Tatars named "Scripted Ambiguities Along the (Arabic) Line" on the Arabic writing system’s special features and its challenging encounters with the digital realm.
- decolonizing knowledge
- 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, digital divide
- script / scripture / writing / writing systems
- processes of translation
- transfer of knowledge
- transience and the ephemeral, death and decay
- ethnographic documentaries
"It's a Kind of Magic. Experiences with the Resisting Object." A Response to Richard McGregor, The Religious Studies Project, 2021.
“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.