• Rasha Kotaiche


open the debate; the extent of the venacular photographer

(family etc) is it inherent to the work/or critical vehicle

explore politics/history of identity

is it a real album > staging

>family re-edit

>audience edit



new dialogue

> questiong the domestic realm

>what do you know about "the archive"

>meta sandby

"not to be dismissed" "remember your roots"

observe the peoples reactions


reading incorrectly

how is it seen

test theaudience

play with the image

create the stereotypes

remember photography is the audience

realtionship with photography/ digital vs archivees/prints



challenge the grand narrative

sense of belonging

the white audience> write your experiences

community (arabsoc)

generations future gen

theres a hierarchy of narratives

whose stories get heard

whos more important

monitoring the women > revolution; their history

> frame through female voice or through another> family??


create an activity

questions/match n mix images

the problems ; what do u want to know / understand

what do you gain looking at an archive

whatt about a personal archive

do you think its important to have

what else does an archive have to the identity of another

curate the table

question the audience

table of family images make up stories

what do you read in the images

connotations of the images

watch reactions to images + which

value differs across each person

each with their own experience

created my own sense of belonging + community

learning through images and stories rather than the person themself

due to distance, language barrier, death

whats the new narrative?

community as traditoon: high vs low context cultures

whats the central narrative

family values/traditions (in danger? due to mobility, migration)

archives keep tradition alive

why do we still have letters

how influential is "the place" on our growth

re-writing family narratives?

is there a central narrative or context that you're trying to explore?