Qalandiya Encounters (Day 1)

09:00 – 09:30    Registration

09:30 – 10:00    Welcome Note: Khaldun Bshara

10:00 – 12:00    ‘Sites of Return: On Re-growth, restlessness, re-construction’

    As a prelude to the opening of the Ramallah Municipality’s exhibition Sites of Return, this program invites an encounter between artist Rheim Alkadhi, academic Shela Sheikh, and translator and researcher Irmgard Emmelhainz, reflecting across disciplines on issues of return. With presentations by Rheim Alkadhi on borders, mobility, and perpetual migration; Shela Sheikh on artistic research, “green imperialism” and reparations; and Irmgard Emmelhainz on communal being, and an ethical reconstruction of peoples.

12:00 – 13:00    Lunch Break

13:00 – 15:00    ‘Rhythm’n’Politics - The Mobility of Images’

Within the context of the Young Artist of the Year Award 2016, the A.M. Qattan Foundation and its guest curator Nat Muller present a combined screening and panel event: ‘Rhythm’n’Politics’ and ‘The Mobility of Images’. ‘Rhythm’n’Politic’, curated by Marcel Schwierin, is the first in a series of three (The Politics of Rhythm, The Politics of Repetition, The Politics of Patterns). It explores the emancipatory potential of images through rhythm. The panel ‘The Mobility of Images’ will query how images ‘travel’ in times when borders, be they territorial or ideological, are ever more shrinking.

15:00 – 15:30    Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:30    ‘The Palestinian Museum in Context: The Role of Museums Worldwide in the Early 21st Century.’

    Utilizing social change and advances in technology, museums worldwide have been improving programmes to enhance visitors’ experience. Aware of these changes, The Palestinian Museum will present new perspectives on these issues.