For this Lunchtime talk we are joined by Fozia Ismail - a researcher, cook and one third of dhaqan collective, a feminist art collective of Somali women based in Bristol. Fozia will be discussing their latest project that focuses on Somali culture.
Fozia will be talking about her Arnolfini fellowship project Camel Meat & Cassette Tapes. The project was an exploration of Somali Tape Cultures which held families and Somali culture together across borders. With Ayan Cilmi, Asmaa Jama and the Somali elders of Bristol, a soundscape about womanhood, Somali culture and resistance was created.
They wanted to archive their work as part of a project and continue creating together, and so the dhaqan collective was formed as a way to centre the voices of womxn and elders in the community, and privileging co-creation and collaboration.