Al Maeishah


Al Maeishah

Incepted in 2017

TYPE: experimental

CONTRIBUTION: foundation, conception, development, direction

INITIATED BY: Isshaq Al-Barbary, Elena Isayev, Diego Segatto


Al Maeishah (“the living”, in Arabic) is a communal learning environment in which participants explore and practice neighbouring and hospitality as radical political acts. It creates temporary and critical platforms by engaging in conversation with people of similar social and political urgencies. Al Maeishah tackles these urgencies — related to displacement, diaspora, citizenship — with the imagination of a future beyond borders and the understanding of the challenges in prompting the common.