SYMPOSIUM: 29th October 14.00-17.00
‘This Sea Is Mine’
This event is supported by Arts Council England
Alongside the series of installations, film screenings art and architectural projects taking place across the different venues in London, the one day symposium will bring together a diverse group of architects, artists, film-makers, academics and professionals discussing the theme ‘This Sea is Mine’.
While crossing borders, the symposium will contemplate return and the refugees. The discussions aim to go beyond Palestine to include the displaced in and around the Mediterranean Sea. Unpacked by the different participants, the sea will be a medium to navigate through. A layer that can possibly bring to the surface that absent narratives of the contemporary Diaspora and of the ordinary people.
The symposium will question the role of artists, architects and other professionals within the complex political and economic structure, exploring whether alternatives can be offered to heal, and a new geography emerging from the sea can be created to mend the fractures. Notions of ‘home’, waiting, ‘return’ the absent narratives and other subjects raised by the exhibits and the participants will be explored.
A selection of participants from the exhibition will present their work in the form of presentation, which will open up the exploration of themes exhibited by a panel round table discussion panel.
Palestine Regeneration Team (PART) along with the Mosaic Rooms will lead the symposium. The symposium will take place between 14.00-17.00 on Saturday 29th October. It will be hosted at the Mosaic Rooms and will also be part of Nour Festival of Arts.
Moments of Possibilities Yara Sharif & Nasser Golzari PART
Journey to the Moon Sarah Beddington
Future Scenarios Naoko Takahashi
The Subject of Complicity Anthony Downey
Virtual Agora Nassos Hadjipapas
#Gazagram Andreas Christodoulou
Discussion Panel - round table discussion
Robert Mull - School of Architecture and Design, Brighton
Matt Gaskin - Oxford Brookes University
Harriett Harris - Royal College of Art
Salem Al Qudwa - Gaza/ Oxford Brookes University
Yahya Zaloom - P21 Gallery, London
Taghrid Choucair-Vizosa & Julian Maynard-Smiths (At home in Gaza and London)
Design Studio 22
The discussion is chaired by Robert Mull