Collective Dictionary: Inhabiting
Inhabiting is an outcome of the collaboration between Al Maeishah (Isshaq Al-Babrbary, Elena Isayev, and Diego Segatto) and the Office of Displaced Designers (ODD), who invited Al Maeishah to implement their research on The Alternative Atlas of Lesvos: An Island for the World. The atlas aims to intersect with those forcibly displaced, with the global web of volunteers, with the cultural history, the inhabitants, and the nature of Lesvos.
Through intertwining their collective practice ODD, Al Maeishah together with a group of participants engage with the questions: how is hospitality made possible and enacted here? Can anyone be an eternal host or guest? What does it mean to inhabit? Contributors: Isshaq Al-Barbary, Enayat Foladi, Aref Husseini, Elena Isayev, Mahran Johaana, Diego Segatto, Hassan Tabsho.
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