Festival of Hope 1 / 30 April 2020

A Piece of Hope

The Post Collective, portrait, 2020

A short radio-phonic collage, cut from a three hour online meeting between the members of The Post Collective brainstorming/contemplating on the word 'hope' spoken in four different languages - Arabic, English, Greek, Somali - mixed with incidental sounds of our everyday life in quarantine: interior observations and playful performances.

Performed by the members of The Post Collective: Mahammed Alimu, Marcus Bergner, Elli Vassalou, Sawsan Maher and Orkid

The Post Collective: A Piece of Hope, a sound poem, April 2020

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The Post Collective, Collage of Hope, 2020


Post Collective

The Post Collective is a young collective striving to establish an autonomous platform of co-creation, co-learning and cultural activism created by and for refugees, asylum seekers, sans papiers and accomplices. It seeks to introduce a range of artistic, cultural and employment opportunities, as well as provide an overall collaborative environment for the participants regardless of their legal status.
We see The Post Collective as an art project itself. How do we construct our own modes and conditions of sustainable, creative collaboration, as a group of people who do not only struggle with exclusions of race, class and sex but also legal exclusions, citizenship, human rights? How do we deal with language and cultural barriers? How do we deal with our own traumas and extreme precarity as artists, designers, (non)citizens and researchers?