PERFORMANCE | Kerning Cultures

What's In A Name?


Thursday, 8th June 2023 | 19:00 - 21:00



“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”


Or would it? In this episode from the Kerning Cultures podcast, we go back to a story from 2017 about one of the most basic things: names.


We hear how one family changed their name after moving from Iraq to the US so that it’s easier for non-Arabic speakers to pronounce. But this change would impact their lives in ways they couldn’t predict.


Join us for a rich discussion about names, heritage, culture, and identity.



Al Shaibani - Producer at Kerning Cultures

Alex Atack - Producer at Kerning Cultures

Zeina Dowidar - Producer at Kerning Cultures



Kerning Cultures: Founded in 2015, Kerning Cultures is a podcast network dedicated to immersive audio documentaries featuring stories of culture, history, science, language and more from the Middle East and North Africa.








The event is organised by P21 Gallery in partnership with Kerning Cultures




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