• Rasha Kotaiche

April




CULTURAL IDENTITY

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[Religion > Muslim, Christian School : Impact of Gender with this?

> Ramadan

Generation > Family, Archives > Dad/Mum: their timelines; 1st gen > Traditions

Nationality> British, Lebanese; Dual Nationality - ID/Passports

Ethnicity > Arab

Social Class - Working class]


Brexit - Migration - Diversity - Racism - Adversity - Ethnic Minorities - Mental Health - Community > Belonging


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Riz Ahmed

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Plural of Practice: Adept - Adapt


What new contexts and expanded contexts might emerge for your work? How do you situate your own work within the context of the vast opening up of new material? (Lectures, talks, revisiting archives)


Its not a bad thing to play.

  • Recreate photos of dad

  • Play with old and new images in photoshop


Uncertainty. Duration. Time


How have we felt 'duration'?

The uncertainty of the duration: how does photography's stilling of the world - its duration - relate to this?


What is the appropriate response to this crisis?

Against Identity?

How do we identify ourselves in everyday life?

Does the pause impact this?


When you lose one sense, other senses heighten; so losing the active nature of our daily lives, what has heightened in this time?


Unpacking historical narratives and bringing it to our own day.


Who gets ownership? > Class system


"Key workers" > BBC - BME Disproportionate numbers affected, why?

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The Archive


Misconceptions of the Archive: Past, Present, Future


Design to ask questions rather than present answers


Translation + transformation


How to slow down, give attention to the work


Formations of shared identity


What are the different narratives?

Past, Present, Future : who, what, where, when, why, how

^what does it mean for them?


Creating the "future archive"


Importance of the family album/archive; what does it mean to each generation?