Loudreaders Session 32
September 26, 2022 9:00am ET
1. Download TEXTS: Facts on the Ground, Nadia abu el Haj. (Chapter 1)
Ghassan Kanafani Letter to Gaza
2. Listen to SOUND: Dirar Kalash (Depth Unknown)
Dima Srouji ديمة سروجي is an architect and visual artist exploring the ground as a deep space of rich cultural weight. Srouji looks for potential ruptures in the ground where imaginary liberation is possible. She works with glass, text, archives, maps, plaster casts, and film, understanding each as an evocative object and emotional companion that help her question what cultural heritage and public space mean in the context of the Middle East, especially in Palestine. Her projects are developed closely with archaeologists, anthropologists, sound designers, and glassblowers.Srouji is currently the Jameel Fellow at the Victoria & Albert Museum and leading the MA City Design studio at the Royal College of Art in London. Her work is part of the permanent collection at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.