Joann DeLuna taking notes from Raouf Mousad Basta at one of the El HEMA "Koopavonden" July 2007.
The El HEMA "Koopavonden" were public research meetings organized by Mediamatic. During these " Koopavonden" artists, designers and other specialists discussed and presented their ideas for a Arabic HEMA. Photo by Marieke Bijster. Writer Raoulf Mousad Basta discusses his past experiences as an Egyptian and his views on the El Hema project with Mediamatic journalist JoAnn DeLuna. Basta has written several controversial literature books which have been translated in many languages. He continues to write and work with Muslim homosexuals in Amsterdam.