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. From a situated and cross-disciplinary perspective, Platform HARAKAT proposes to retrace the past and contemporary mobility of knowledge(s), bodies and practices in and beyond the Mediterranean region.
Platform HARAKAT reflects upon different approximations to the journey, the heritage of its traditions and its erasures. The project sets in motion concepts and practices derived from mobility and its shadows, documenting forgotten histories and invisible stories while providing a space for critical reflection and action.
To do so, Platform HARAKAT constitutes itself through an online portal gathering a selection of resources branched in three different categories: Knowledge(s), Tools, and Actions.
Knowledge(s) works as an interdisciplinary constellation of resources reflecting upon Platform HARAKAT ethos. It includes Interviews, Texts and Interventions conforming a selection of research, curatorial and artistic projects concerning Platform HARAKAT’s key themes: nomadism, migration and travelling. The aim of Knowledge(s) is to portray a variety of sources from where to rethink given for granted modes of knowledge production and dissemination.
Tools functions as a repertoire of resources focusing on different modes of knowledge(s) gathering. Tools includes Networks and Platforms, Archives and Info-sites that reflect upon topics such as memory, activism, history and tradition.
To put theory into practice, Actions documents the different collaborative projects in which Platform HARAKAT is involved. From critically reactivating cultural heritage to co-creating nomadic residences and reviewing alternative ways to rethink and interact with the public space and the archive, Platform HARAKAT engages, at different levels and through various formats, in projects that enhance the meaningful mobility of knowledges and practices. The Actions that Platform HARAKAT has developed during the last years are: NACMM - North Africa Cultural Mobility Map, Beyond Qafila Thania, The Art of Getting Lost, Transformer, Resistances by the Sea and Estat Previ.
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).