"In the year 2050" with
Imagine that 50 years from now, your grandchild gets to learn about the year 2020. What story do you think would be told?
For many of us, 2020 has felt quite apocalyptic, at times, but might there be something other than the fear, the anxiety and the injustice? In this poem, I take you on a journey to explore the very real difficulties overshadowing many lives in 2020, but also to look out for any glimpses of hope, before bringing you back inward.
Photography Project with Kamilya Issaliyeva
Born and raised in West Kazakhstan, Kamilya is graduating from New York University Abu Dhabi with a double degree in Political Science and Film & New Media.
She found her passion for film after being introduced to a small Kazakh cassette store where she ended up spending most of her childhood watching movies across different genres and discovering her fascination with the art of cinematography. She started in conceptual and fashion photography and later acquired hands-on experience in filmmaking as she worked as an Art Director and Line Producer for independent student films at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Tisch.
Illuminated Manuscript for A Woman's Prize by Arianna Stucki, Directed by Sebastian Grube
A Joint-Capstone, directed by Sebastian Grube and written by Arianna Stucki, A Woman’s Prize is a 30-minute play that utilizes song, Old Irish, and immersive storytelling. This play asks us all to consider an alternative narrative in which women reclaim and reshape their mythologies, remembering the female names and stories lost to history.
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Monoculture with Aimillin Hussein
This work was created in collaboration with Aimillin Nurul during our participation in Flute and Bowl under the University of Oxford's Ecology and Art society.
Monoculture explores the idea of monocultures as a metaphor to challenge predominant cultural homogeneity of environmental solutions as perceived by mainstream environmental movements. Our piece argues for the acknowledgement of environmental solutions outside of a principally technocratic adaptation and mitigation framework.
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Work featured on Climate & Mind
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