11–13 March 2022
Location: Goethe-Institut Niederlande, Herengracht 470, Amsterdam
The first SALWA Gathering that will take place at the Goethe Institut centers themes such as belonging, identity, and diasporic practices of remembrance, and will hold space for conversations across time. What can we learn from sharing our memories and how can we honor those that have weaved pathways before us? What can we learn from tracing back our roots and routes that shape our present-day realities? The artists that will join this first gathering create work around themes such as relationality, intergenerational wisdom, heritage, and memories. As this gathering will be the kick-off of the three SALWA Gatherings, we want to facilitate (intimate) conversations that center solidarity and support within the arts and cultural scene. Participating artists are: Sulafa Hijazi, Thana Faroq, Emirhakin, Anto Lopez, Senakirfa Abraham, Lina Issa, and Khaled Barakeh. There will be an artist talk by Khaled Barakeh in conversation with Riad Salameh, moderated by Jamil Fiorino-Habib. There will be DJ sets by LazerGazer and SIGA. Food and drinks will be provided.
The second gathering will take place at Casco. More on that soon!