إعادة قولبة العالم : رام الله
Reworlding Ramallah is a collection of stories born of a series of science fiction writing workshops led by Callum Copley at Disarming Design in Birzeit, a few miles north of Ramallah, Palestine. ‘Reworlding’ is the name given to a concerted effort to reimagine the places and spaces we inhabit, by generating a multiplicity of futures to affect the present positively. Reworlding takes the notion of world-building beyond purposes such as art or entertainment, and instead deploys it as a radical tool to instigate change in the world. From alien experiments to fortune-tellers to telepathic conspiracies, the stories compiled in the book represent visions of Palestine and beyond, reworlding both the local and the interplanetary. The contributions in the collection vary in form, length and style and join a rapidly growing, if comparatively small, niche of Palestinian science fiction.
Lama Altakruri, Shayma Nader, Adele Jarrar, Shada Mustafa, Qusai Al Saify, Hiba Isleem, Jamila Ewais, Fakhry Al-Serdawi
Translators to Arabic
Hilda Moucharrafieh, Maria Khatchadourian
Design & Typesetting
Callum Copley, Joud Toamah
- Callum Copley (GB)
Callum Copley is a researcher and writer based in Amsterdam and the UK, examining how emerging technologies constitute new forms of political and cultural domination. His work uses fiction as a method to propose alternative futures with which to enact radical change in the present. He is also co-founder of ‘Schemas of Uncertainty’ an ongoing research initiative exploring the role of prediction in contemporary digitized society.
- Onomatopee (NL)
Onomatopee Projects, founded in 2006 and directed by Freek Lomme since, is a curating and editorially led public gallery and publisher that is particularly known for their self-initiated and transdisciplinary projects. Furthermore, they also host the projects of progressive individuals as well as artist-run and institutional organisations.
- Dar Laila Publishing (Haifa)
Founded in Haifa in 2018, “Dar Laila for Publishing and Translation” is specialised in the production, publishing and distribution of books and comics in Palestine (48 and 67), as a contemporary creative field that combines literature and visual arts, providing knowledge and aesthetic experience to the wider public. Dar Leila’s first projects are launched through cooperation and partnerships with new independent Arab initiatives that seek to develop the comics market and industry in the Arab world in this field.
Softcover, 164 p.
108 x 175 mm
Identity = health
الهوية = الصحة
Half a decade before the Covid-19 pandemic، Gaza-born artist Mohammed Musallam created a face mask based on the traditional keffiyeh textile. The conceptual artwork could be seen both as an expression of Palestinian identity and as a means of protection; caring for identity is as important as protecting health itself. It was first used in Gazan hospitals under the Israeli occupation’s siege. Impossible at that time to foresee the impact of Covid-19; this face mask shows the power of artistic imagination. The artwork did not lose any of its meaning; just the contrary.
Gaza’s potentially disastrous combination of widespread impoverishment, densely-packed refugee camps and extremely limited hospital capacity make us even more aware of the catastrophic impact of the Israeli occupation and how fragile life can be. Caring for each other is more important than ever.
Under Musallam’s supervision, the new masks were produced in Gaza City by tailor Abu Alaa Ghaben; to be worn for your safety and as an act of solidarity.
- Mohammed Musallam (PS)
Mohammed Musallam was born in Gaza in 1974 after his family had been dislocated from the historic Palestine as a consequent of the 1948 war. He holds a PhD in philosophy of Fine Arts, Painting Department, Fine Arts College, Minia University, Egypt. He currently resides in Gaza and works there as a lecturer of “Painting and the History of Palestinian Arts” at the College of Arts, Al Aqsa University. From his first steps as a university student he became greatly influenced by the abstract art processes and approaches. In his Art, he focuses on portraying a range of humanistic issues, which go beyond the limitations imposed by any prevailing time-related matters, which may be oppressive and persistent simultaneously. At the same time, he concentrates on conveying the notion of the preservation of our humaneness amid the harshness of our environment as one of the most important reasons for our existence.
- Abu Alaa Ghaben (Gaza, PS)
Carpenter living in Gaza City.
Multi layered face-mask (front side keffiyeh textile, backside white cotton) with elastic straps, washable & reusable
19 x 9 cm
€9,95 – €12,95