As part of its ongoing project (Dis)placed: Expressions of Identity in Transition, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture presents its second public forum exploring stories of displacement. The event will include conversations with local immigrants about their journeys to Philadelphia, as compiled by writer Ann de Forest and photographer Dave Tavani, as well as performances by musician and Pew Fellow Kinan Abou-afach, and poets Nazem El Sayed, Fatemah Shams, and Ahmad Almallah.
This event is free and open to the public; advanced registration is required.
(Dis)placed: Expressions of Identity in Transition is an international collaboration among four artists of Arab heritage who will create new work grappling with notions of displacement. Collaborators include Syrian composer and Pew Fellow Kinan Abou-afach, Lebanese poet Nazem El Sayed, Syrian visual artist Buthayna Ali, and Tunisian visual artist eL Seed. Each artist will be in residence in Philadelphia and will hold public viewings and open rehearsals of works in progress, in an effort to foster close engagement between the artists and the local community.