Creative Refuge book launch
Febrik requests the pleasure of your company at the launch of: Creative Refuge
A publication edited by Reem Charif, Mohamad Hafeda and Joumana al Jabri.
Published by Tadween publishing – 2014.
Friday 10th October, 6.30–8.30pm at T-Marbouta café
Hamra Square Center, Hamra Str, Beirut.
Creative Refuge brings forward the experience of three workshops (2003-2005) working with children at Beit Atfal Assomoud, Burj El Barajne Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. The workshops explored children’s Dream and Play practices in relation to living within the urban dense conditions of the camps, and the political constraints of their status as residents in refuge. The publication is a research catalogue of the collected children’s stories, dreams, play spaces, and related family histories as well as a research document of the social and spatial findings of the three workshops. It is also an educational manual for practitioners and educators working with children and participatory creative processes, who are in particular interested in working with contextual and situated learning and issues of displacement, rights and refuge.
The book has been made possible through the generous support of the A.M. Qattan Foundation, Norwegian People`s Aid (NPA), Palestine International Institute, Aramex, and A.M. Qattan Foundation and Prince Claus Fund’s “Selat: Links Through the Arts, 2012”.