Permanent Transience


By Jumanah Najib Abdullah Bawazir

An architectural tool for the communication of narratives on hold. European surveillance systems have prolonged the limbo periods between fleeing a country, and resettlement. Consequently, holding places (with all their different typologies), have become the spaces containing lost and untold narratives that need to be nurtured, explored, then exposed. β€œIn the context of Somali women on their journeys to Europe, how do we create a process deployed in these transient moments, that builds a tool that communicates their narratives?” Through conducting interviews, virtually reconstructing experiences, and using poetry together with the interviewees, the project functions as a holding to account to governments operating under the European surveillance systems that are inevitably controlling their journeys.

Text written by Jumanah Najib Abdullah Bawazir