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