Qalandiya International 2016
A Series of Un-Curated Events: Ramallah
A Series of Un-Curated Events
Venue: Hosh Al-Etem, Birzeit Historical Centre.
Dates/Times: Open daily from 11:00–18:00 except on Thursdays and Fridays. Runs through 26 October, 2016.
Organizers: RIWAQ – Center for Architectural Conservation
Artists: Click on the names below to visit each artist's section
The RIWAQ Team, Ahmed Hamza, Alaa Mahdi, Ali Al-Rozzi and Riham Ghazali, Mirna Bamieh, with contributions from Al Jahafil, Rashaydih Bedouins, Abraham Trails, Hajj abu Ammarah, and the Rantis community.
In the geopolitical and historical circumstances we have been living and experiencing in Palestine, memory, heritage, mobility, space, home and return are concepts loaded with a multitude of meanings and significance. Their signification in the context of Palestine stems mainly from their concrete absence or the lack of concrete relations to these concepts. And like the catastrophe that has been producing and conditioning their meanings and signification, they cannot be objectively and systematically captured. The current discourses, approaches, and for that matter speculations, can neither capture nor conceal such absence. Within the 3rd Qalandiya International, RIWAQ proposes a series of un-curated events in the form of hikes, sessions of knowledge exchange and exhibitions that question these taken-for-granted concepts, allowing for renewed meanings and relations to emerge and intermingle with the concrete landscapes of Palestine.
Bawabet Yafa ('Jaffa Gate')