Permissible Dreams: Document Festival x Dardishi Leaflet
Permissible Dreams is a joint venture between Document Festival 2018 and Dardishi Festival 2019. The publication ties together a strand of Palestinian short films screened at Document 2018 with writing produced by the womxn of Dardishi. I was asked to design this publication.
Dardishi invited submissions from Palestinian womxn that reflect on the idea of a Palestinian archive, particularly from a feminist point of view. They welcomed a wide variety of approaches that explore what an archive might be, what forms it might take, and how it might relate to the preservation of histories, cultures and identities that exist under conditions of exile and occupation. This could range from intimate reflections around personal narratives or family histories, to wider critiques of collective memory and historical erasure. What we ended up with is a stunning collection of photographs, poetry, personal essays and field research that truly reflects the thoughts and feelings of Palestinian womxn today.
*Our use of the term womxn includes non-binary and intersex people and transwomen.
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