ORGANIZATION: Campus in Camps
CONTRIBUTION: roundtable and editorial coordination, live visual thinking, visual composition
FUNDED BY: Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap
In the framework of Here We Are Academy: Learning from the Forum, Campus in Camps was invited by BAK (basis voor actuele kunst) along with We Are Here association, to facilitate a roundtable and forst a dialogue about the complex relations between refugees and citizens.
The booklet entitled Political is an outcome from the “Future vocabularies” workgroup coordinated by me and my colleague Isshaq Al-Barbary, addressing the question of representation of the refugee struggle within art and political realms. The series considers the need for a new lexicon to sustain an actualized understanding and to develop a new Collective Dictionary.
Excerpts of this work were later published in the form of a visual interpretation inside Former West: art and the contemporary after 1989, a publication curated by BAK’s artistic director Maria Hlavajova.