Thursday, October 10, 2013

Plans for memorial to Palestinian refugees displayed in Scotland

Omar Mohammad imagines a Nakba museum where Palestinian refugees’ voices can be heard.
As he prepared for the opening of his exhibition Al-Nakba Memorial: Palestinian Memories of Displacement, architect Omar Mohammad had to ask for extra room from the University of Edinburgh. The walls were filled up with two-dimensional representations of his vision of a vast monument, while all available table space was covered by scale models depicting buildings and landscapes.
For Mohammad, this is far from a theoretical project. The son of refugees from the village of Jahula in the Galilee region of historic Palestine, he grew up in Damascus.
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