The Radical Contemporary Podcast

The Radical Contemporary Podcast

Radical Contemporary is a creative platform and community organization based between Cairo, Egypt & Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the sharing, discovery and appreciation of artistic and personal expression in the MENA region & beyond. Our motto is: "Learn something new everyday." Radicals are people who notice things. We are observers. Artists. Writers. Designers. Musicians. Filmmakers. Intellectuals. Cultural Producers. Dreamers. Thought-leaders. We’re a community of Creators - who know that your biggest asset is your ability to ask questions, to critique & to converse with like-minded people. On Radical the conversation is always open … so hop on whenever you need a dose of creative genius. & make sure to bring some coffee, tea, a snack? Whatever it is - the brain food is on us.

Episodes

February 10, 2024 32 mins

In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Adib Dada, the founder of  theOtherDada, regenerative Beirut-Based consultancy and architecture practice. The episode dives into Tarabot: Weaving a Living Forum a pavilion designed by  theOtherDada and commissioned by Art Jameel, showcasing innovative materials developed locally and inaugurated at COP28 Duabi, UAE.

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In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Antonia Carver, Director of Art Jameel. The episode dives into Tarabot: Weaving a Living Forum a pavilion designed by regenerative Beirut-Based consultancy and architecture practice theOtherDada founded by Adib Dada, showcasing innovative materials developed locally and inaugurated at COP28 Duabi, UAE.

Tarabot
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In this Solo episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks about the idea of building character outside of social media, the importance of  figuring out who who are, the dangers of becoming a social clone and finally she gives three tangible takeaways as to how you can navigate social media and ultimately use it to your advantage.

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Introducing The Radical Contemporary Podcast x Alserkal Avenue podcast Sustainability Spotlight mini-series in collaboration with Alserkal Avenue and hosted by Radical Contemporary founder Nour Hassan. These interviews were recorded and released during COP28, UAE, 2023.  

The series is focused on #actionism and is entitled "Actionists: Moving from Commitment to Action."

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Introducing The Radical Contemporary Podcast x Alserkal Avenue podcast Sustainability Spotlight mini-series in collaboration with Alserkal Avenue and hosted by Radical Contemporary founder Nour Hassan. These interviews were recorded and released during COP28, UAE, 2023.  

The series is focused on #actionism and is entitled "Actionists: Moving from Commitment to Action."

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In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks about the power and importance of language, harnessing your voice, accepting others, embracing our differences and how to combat judgement and negativity, and ultimately stick to your guns and continue to grow and succeed!

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January 17, 2024 41 mins

In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Lebanese couture and Bridal designer Jean Pierre Khoury. JPK has dressed some of the world's biggest stars such as Yasmine Sabri, Mary J Blige, Myriam Fares and more. He is also the designer who created the iconic and timeless masterpiece that is Nour Hassan's wedding dress.

JPK's interest in the fashion industry can be traced back to the year 2000, when he ...

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January 13, 2024 40 mins

In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Egyptian Model Mai Yackout. Mai is a young Hijabi model breaking barriers and carving out her own path in industry. With her unique look and killer fashion sense, Mai takes us through what it takes to make it on your own, and against all odds, in the most grueling industry of all: Modeling.

We speak about how she started, being veiled but also creating her own specific sty...

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December 24, 2023 15 mins

In this episode our founder Nour Hassan takes you through the first RC gift guide for the Holidays, New Year and beyond. 

Enjoy and happy holidays Radical ones!

Find all of the mentioned brands on Instagram tagged @radicalcontemporary. 

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December 22, 2023 7 mins

In this special holiday episode of The Radical Contemporary Podcast founder Nour Hassan speak to CEO of Gates Developments Hassan Nasr on their impactful initiative this season called The Giving Gates.

Gates Developers are hosting a transformative Christmas event at Espana Plaza Mall, centred around the spirit of giving back to the community. This initiative, spanning from December 15th to January 7th on weekends, aims to ...

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December 22, 2023 28 mins

In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to the co-founders of NUNIZ Cairo Nadia Al Zarkani and Carole Nathan. Founded in 2009 by Nadia, NUNIZ Cairo emerged from a steadfast dedication to precision and quality. Over the span of 15 years, Nadia embarked on a journey of mastering the art of bag making and imparted her team with a global perspective on fashion.

In 2021, the fateful reunion of Carole, the bold visionary,...

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December 12, 2023 35 mins

In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Egyptian lifestyle and fashion influencer Noha El Sherbiny. Noha's passion for fashion started since she was a little girl, growing up she realized that she's more into styling that actually making clothes.

Noha is not only a fashion influencer but believes in "styling your life", including clothes, art, food, accessorizing and everything else. We speak...

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In this episode our founder Nour Hassan interviews French artist  Louis Barthélemy on his cross-cultural collaboration with Egyptian heritage handmade rugs staple Kahhal Looms and luxury hair care icon Oribe, bringing ancient Egypt to life with the "Eternal Rituals" limited-edition holiday box sets. 

Kahhal Looms and Barthélemy, reunite to create an astounding tapestry that was unveiled December 2023 at an Oribe event in L...

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December 4, 2023 17 mins

In this solo episode our founder Nour Hassan shares a principle she calls "Be First or Be Sheep" ™️. Topics covered include how to identify and harness your taste, how to avoid following the herd and the responsibility that comes with being an early adopter aka First Mover Advantage.

Enjoy!

This episode is brought to you by Prada. #BornInRoma

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Introducing The Radical Contemporary Podcast x Alserkal Avenue podcast Sustainability Spotlight mini-series in collaboration with Alserkal Avenue and hosted by Radical Contemporary founder Nour Hassan. These interviews were recorded and released during COP28, UAE, 2023.  

The series is focused on #actionism and is entitled "Actionists: Moving from Commitment to Action."

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November 14, 2023 39 mins

In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks to Source Beauty founder Lydia Schoonderbeek. Lydia has over 15 years’ experience in the fashion industry. Lydia has dual heritage, Dutch and Egyptian and has lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Leeds (UK), Munich and London. She recently completed her MBA in fashion from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts.

Alongside her MBA she was the Managing Editor at Cairo We...

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September 6, 2023 22 mins

In this episode our founder Nour Hassan speaks about the infamous "3o2det el Khawaga" concept in Egyptian and Middle Eastern societies, how this "masal" came to be, and how we can get rid of this toxic mentality in order to help our youth believe that they are enough and thrive! This is a spicy 25 minute solo - Enjoy!

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August 30, 2023 10 mins

In this solo episode our founder Nour Hassan talks about the "fun girl" phenomenon affecting girls in their 20's and how to be THE girl instead. Enjoy and DM us your feedback. 


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August 17, 2023 15 mins

Our founder Nour Hassan shares the story behind her Instagram bio "Leaves Early, and shares her top 6 leveling up tips to help you map out your day and set yourself up for success. Enjoy! 

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August 6, 2023 35 mins

Vilma Jurkute is the Executive Director of Alserkal Initiatives, overseeing Alserkal Avenue, Alserkal Arts Foundation, and Alserkal Advisory. Her professional and academic experience is centered on placemaking and the development of sustainable, community-centric creative economies with both global and regional impact.

Vilma has been instrumental in the evolution and growth of Alserkal and its initiatives. Since joining th...

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