Humans of Al Rashidiya is exhibiting this week at dis/placed, a week-long programme of events in response to global demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement.
Tuesday 16th June 2015 - Sunday 21st June 2015 from 11am - 9pm
The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT
Featuring over 40 artists working across visual art, film, photography, Live Art, performance and design, dis/placed considers the experiences of people who are ‘staying temporarily’, sometimes for generations, in stateless limbos, detention centres, refugee camps or urban settlements – living within a country’s borders yet outside its political, legal and civic life.
We selected six stories from Humans of Al Rashidiya which we hope represent a range of experiences, from the Naqbe to dreams for the future. Our exhibit invites audiences to participate in the project through commenting on each story on Facebook.
The exhibition features some important screenings, performances and discussions. If you're in London this week here's my top pick:
- 17th June - 7.15 – 7.35 Sean Burn – Slave Ships Today, spoken word performance and soundscape & visual installation in a close reflection on those displaced.
- 18th June - 6.45 – 7.15 Zlata Camdzic – Welcome to Dreamland (conceived by Zlata Camdzic and Anna Ehnold-Danailov) – a series of short theatrical performances, each following different aspects of a female asylum seeker’s incredible journey.
- 21st June - 5.15 – 6:00pm Film Screening – Eyes with No Barriers - short films exploring what it means to be ‘dis/placed’ as seen through the eyes of young migrants and non-migrants. Post-screening conversation with film programme mentor, Victor Rios, and young filmmakers.
- 20 June: 1 – 3:00pm Creative Responsibility and Human Rights: Telling the Untold Stories of the Crisis in the Mediterranean. Learning Lab featuring a a moderated panel with short presentations and open discussion. Book here.