Ahmad Al Saadi & Normal Pendergast @ZINNEMA

Ahmad is a photographer from Syria. Norma is an Irish artist. I met Ahmad Al Saadi at Zinnema in Anderlecht, in June of last year.  It was Ramadan and an exceptionally hot day in Brussels.   Ahmad is a young Syrian man who arrived in Brussels 3 years ago.   I am an Irish woman who has [...]

Mohammad Aukal & Ruben Vandersteen & Julie De Clercq @PIANOFABRIEK

Mohammad is a dancer from Palestine. Ruben and Julie lead the City Zoom, a studio where young people work on making movies, they learn how to write, direct, film, act and record. Together with Mohammad they have led video workshops around the theme Homelands under the film project City Zoom. CityZoom is a film workshop [...]

Ali Sabri & Patries Wichers @MUS-E Belgium

Ali is a painter from Iraq. MUS-E brings professional artists like Patries in education together with children and teachers to go on a voyage of discovery within their artistic profession. Patries welcomed Ali in the fourth-grade class of the primary school Baron Steens and they created a dialogue with the kids through painting and drawing. [...]

Abdelsalam Abunada & Véronique Golard & Pauline Richon @L’ENTRELA & Studio Platon

Abdelsalam is a filmmaker and painter from Palestine. Véronique is a ceramics’ workshops animator and Pauline is an observational drawing and digital photography animator. In Evere, the artist-animators Abdelsalam Abunada, Pauline Richon and Véronique Golard led about twenty creative and participative workshops for the inhabitants and residents of the Plato social housing district, located in [...]

Tony Bland Degli & Enna Halie @Beeldenstorm

Tony is a fashion designer from Togo. Enna is a creative contributor/project manager at Beeldenstorm vzw. Together they led Batik workshops with people from all ages from the neighbourhood. A Batik installation was created evoking a place where everybody can feel at home. The project spoke to us immediately because of the underlying, shared ideology: [...]

Shalaan Lazim & Benoît Coutier & Ada Rajszys @Les Ateliers du Temps Libre – WOLUBILIS

Shalaan comes from Iraq where he studied sculpture. Benoît and Ada give creative workshops on distortion, extension, volume and the third dimension. Together they have led a 3D workshop and create a 3D installation based on the idea of migration and personal interpretation of Shalaan’s experience. The 3D project, is a creative workshop of free [...]

Chinara Miamona & Caroline Donnelly @Les Ateliers du Temps Libre – WOLUBILIS

Chinara is a painter from Azerbaijan. Caroline is a performer, actress and stage director in charge of a drama workshop at Woluculture. During drama classes at the Ateliers du Temps Libre, the group of participants (of all ages) got inspired by the personal story of Chinara and turned it into a unique performance. Sometimes it's [...]