“Talking Stones” is a project to create a Palestinian pavilion in Venice within the “International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennal”. The project, which explores the effects of Israel’s colonial apartheid policy in the cities of Acres and Hebron, is based on narratives and practices related to the memory of places, with the multiple belongings and with the experiences of exile and aspirations of Palestinian people to return.

This project begins with the holding of two workshops: Studio Palestine and Topographies, from August 29 to September 5, 2018.

It is followed by the creation of a space of intervention and exhibition in “Infinite Places” at the former Pepe Barracks in Venice Lido until the date of November 15, 2018. This exhibition is realized with the cooperation of the Pepe Experience / Urban Biennial at the 2018 International Architecture Biennal.

The project “Talking Stones” is initiated by the MedFil Humanities Institute thanks to the participation of Venetian partners (PAS-E, Production Art & Sound and BURB, Biennale Urbana), with Riwaq, our Palestinian partner as well as International partners. The team works in collaboration with a group of local Palestinians, Italians and French volounters composed of students, young workers, inhabitants, architects and artists.

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