The question of how to approach solving climate change in our everyday life is still being discussed. Stemming from our conviction in bringing people together to address common concerns, DEDI invites you to take part in the interactive workshop ‘Learning from Nature’ where together we can explore these questions and what nature can teach us.
Please note that capacity is limited, so please register on the following link before next Wednesday 4 October and await an email of confirmation. We apologize for not being able to accommodate everyone.
The workshop will be facilitated by Mariam Dahab:
Mariam Dahab is a sculptor, multidisciplinary artist, and facilitator who is passionate about humanities and nature. She designs and sculpts ceramic musical instruments & sound sculpture installations. She has presented “The Soul of Clay” in interactive exhibitions at Atelier Alexandria, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Goethe Institute Cairo, and many other venues. Mariam is interested in oral history and she has written essays for the Family Album book and Amkenah Magazine. Mariam worked in the environment sector at Sekem Farm, Banlastic Egypt, and the Goethe Institute’s Science Film Festival, where she explored her relationship with nature. Mariam is a graduate of Alwan wa Awtar’s school of pedagogical studies & informal education in 2020, she is an alumnus of Lazord fellowship for philanthropy and civic engagement, AUC 2021. She was a resident of B’AV_Lab Residency by B’sarya for Arts in 2021. Now she is co-moderator of the Egyptian studies course by Nahdet ElMahrousa. Mariam received a BA in Sculpture from Alexandria University in 2018.
Andreas Felipe Dominguez Simonsen will also be joining online as a speaker:
Andreas Felipe Dominguez Simonsen is an organic farming student and social anthropologist trying to stay with the trouble. He has an artistic background along the sliding trombone, musically centered around improvisation in the Afroamerican jazz tradition. Through the last three years his attention has been turning more towards germinating seeds and holistic farming practices. He worked first outside Córdoba, Spain, as an intern at Culturhaza, an agroecological farm and agro-land-art exhibition. Recently he was a farm worker at Virgenes Andelsgård, a regenerative farm and CSA in southern Norway. Currently he is working at Cooks Organics a regenerative market garden in Southern Sweden. His contribution to ‘Learning from Nature’ will circle around the experience of being part of a four month residency on locally-rooted knowledge at CILAS, Dakatra farm and Esmat Publishing List. During the residency he hosted a weekly workshop on the art of farming that shaped his writing for the upcoming publication in relation to the residency.