Mohammed Saleh Urban Farming Workshop at Dar Jacir
Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research. Photo: Emily Jacir 2019

Dar Jacir - Tools for Solidarity with RESOLVE Collective: A Workshop for Families

Mohammed Saleh

Radical play to explore what solidarity looks, feels and sounds like for a variety of communities and social causes in this special intervention from Palestine’s Dar Jacir.

Join Permaculture designer, activist, and educator Mohammed Saleh as he activates Tools for Solidarity; an interactive play space co-designed by RESOLVE Collective and children from Earl’s Court Youth Club. As part of a partnership between Shubbak Festival and The Mosaic Rooms, this workshop will explore childrens’ understanding of solidarity through play with a fun, interactive and evolving play structure erected in The Mosaic Rooms’ Garden.

Mohammed has been deeply involved in Dar Jacir since 2018 where he planted the seed of the first Urban Farm in Palestine. His current project Ardawaء is the exploration of the possibility of bringing the land (Ard) the remediation (Dawaa’) it longs for. The Dar Jacir plot—at the edge of the street—has been left vulnerable to clashes, exposed to all kinds of bombs, sprayed skunk-water, and fires, in addition to the regular city pollutants. 

Mohammed has been working in the field of sustainability for about a decade and managed an off-the-grid ecological educational centre in the Iğde Mountains of Çanakkale which lit his passion for self-sufficient living. As soon as he came back to Palestine, he founded Mostadam Eco Design, an eco-social enterprise that provides ecological solutions through implementation, education, design, and consultancies tailored to fit the local culture, climate and challenges. He has focused on bringing nature back to the city, and hearts of the people, using various techniques like vertical gardens, the Top Pot, small food forests, edible landscaping and  Aquaponics (soil-less farming).

Arabic translation coming soon

RESOLVE Collective is an interdisciplinary design collective that combines architecture, engineering, technology and art to address social challenges. They have delivered numerous projects, workshops, publications, and talks in the UK and across Europe, all of which look toward realising just and equitable visions of change in our built environment. They have developed projects, exhibitions and residencies including at Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin; London Design Festival in Brixton; They currently have a solo exhibition at Barbican’s Curve Gallery and have presented shows at Serpentine Gallery, Wellcome Collection, CCA Brighton, De La Warr Pavilion, Peckham Platform, S1 Art Space; V&A East.

Dar Jacir is an interdisciplinary experimental learning hub fostering cross-cultural and intergenerational exchanges which play a powerful role in social change. It is a multi-faceted project devoted to educational, cultural, and agricultural exchanges and productions in Bethlehem and beyond. They facilitate space for artists and participants to lead, ask questions and encounter international and local artists, thinkers, and cultural leaders. It is the only artist-led space in the Southern West Bank that provides arts education and residency programs for both Palestinians and internationals, operating across visual arts, sound, cinema, performance, dance, literature, and agriculture. They are a women-led space that centres the needs of artists, through relations and values of care, hospitality, and solidarity.


Sat 8 July 2023

120 minutes
Suitable for families and accompanied children.


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