Named after the word movements in Arabic, Platform HARAKAT embodies the inherent contradictions of travelling: movements occur despite and because of a paradox simultaneously promoting, impeding, and forcing mobility.
Adopting a cross-disciplinary perspective, Platform HARAKAT proposes to retrace the past and contemporary mobility of knowledge(s), bodies and practices focusing in the Mediterranean, the Sahel, and West Africa regions. In order to do so, Platform HARAKAT gathers a selection of resources branched in three different categories: Knowledges, Tools, and Actions. With the intention to interrelate these resources and to go a step beyond the archival impulse, we propose also a series of curated dialogues, which are gathered within conceptual Cartographies.
The purpose of Platform HARAKAT is to reflect upon different approximations to the journey, the heritage of its traditions and its erasures. We want to set in motion concepts and practices derived from mobility and its shadows, to document forgotten histories and invisible stories, to stress the important connections that shape these territories, while providing a space for critical reflection and action.
CeRCCa the Center for Research and Creativity Casamarles is an organization created in 2009 and based in a small village south of Barcelona (Catalonia/Spain). The organization works with a double strategy. On one hand it offers international artists and researchers a space to work and live for 2 months. Since 2009 more than 100 artists have benefit from CeRCCa AIR developing projects on history, ecology, urban space, landscape and memory in collaboration with the local community.
On the other hand CeRCCa develops international curatorial and research projects with a special focus on intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean region.
For these projects CeRCCa has been funded by OSIC, ALF and South Med CV and has been selected to participate in EYE, Dawrak and Tandem Shaml programs.
KIBRIT (كبريت) is a collaborative research and production program dedicated to contemporary artistic and curatorial practices engaged in processes of reactivation of cultural heritage and collective memory (architecture, natural heritage, sound archives, cinema, photography, education).
KIBRIT proposes collaborative and interregional researches, cartographies, tandem residencies, artistic interventions, exhibitions, public programs, screenings and a web platform. Involving all its members and their respective local communities, the program ultimately aims at fostering sustainable synergies through the exchange of practices and knowledges between its partners, while generating critical reflection, research and action.
KIBRIT is a program initiated and curated by LE 18 (Marrakech), Atelier de l’Observatoire (Casablanca), Maison de l’Image (Tunis), CeRCCa (Barcelona), Rhizome (Algiers), Jiser (Barcelona/Tunis) and Ramallah Municipality (Ramallah).