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Countless Palestinian Futures: Santiago edition

Countless Palestinian Futures: Santiago edition

Date(s) - 08/09/2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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FAU Universidad de Chile


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“Conversations around Palestine are often framed either in historical terms or the present. But what and where are the tools that help us think through what a return to Palestine could be?

We invite you to play Countless Palestinian Futures (CPF), a game that aims to stimulate the imagination by helping people develop tangible outcomes and ideas around Palestinian futures.

Questions are framed around near, medium and long term futures, and features six themes including geography, governance and policy, people and society, culture and media, infrastructure, and economy.

The game is designed to be played with 3-6 players or to be used as a question that sparks a conversation between two people. It features questions like:

What would the impact to surrounding Arab countries be if the majority of their Palestinian populations left?
What would be done with the Apartheid Wall?
What form of governance would Palestine have?
What strategies could be put in place to address the climate emergency?
What urban planning and transportation strategies could be put in place to address private automobile ownership?
Palestinians and Arabs are invited to play this game. Spaces are limited, please only book if you are sure to come. The session will be facilitated by Dr Danah Abdulla and Sarona Abuaker. Please note, the game will be held in English with Spanish translation.

Countless Palestinian Futures: Santiago edition is supported by the Center for Lebanese Studies fellowship.

Venue: FAU Universidad de Chile, Av. Portugal 84, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

(nearest metro: Universidad Catolica)

About the organisers:

Danah Abdulla is a Palestinian-Canadian designer, educator and researcher interested in new narratives and practices in design that push the disciplinary boundaries and definitions of the discipline. She is Programme Director of Graphic Design at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts (University of the Arts London). Danah is a founding member of the Decolonising Design platform, and in 2010, she founded Kalimat Magazine, an independent, nonprofit publication about Arab thought and culture. Her first book Designerly Ways of Knowing: A Working Inventory of Things a Designer Should Know was published by Onomatopee (2022).

Sarona Abuaker is a poet, artist, and works in Palestinian education. She graduated with a Masters in Art and Politics from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her poems have been published in Berfrois, MAP Magazine, the 87press’ Digital Poetics series, KOHL: A Journal for Body & Gender Research, Ludd Gang, Senna Hoy and other platforms. Sarona’s debut poetry collection published by the 87Press (2021), Why so few women on the street at night, is a queer phenomenology of collective Palestinian futurisms and memory building.”

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