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SYMPOSIUM: ‘This Sea Is Mine’ 


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

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