From 13 - 27 April 2014, PAPA settled down as a temporary office in Ramallah, Palestine. Hosting organization is RIWAQ Centre for Architectural Conservation.
Together with the architects of RIWAQ and a photographer, PAPA did fieldwork in the city to discover the Tactics of Life.
Participants: Khaldun Bshara, Rania Aldjejab, Aya Tahhan, Yara Bamiyeh, Lana Judeh, Fida Touma, Yousef Taha and Awatef Romeya, photographer. With the kind support of the Mondriaan Fund.
ORDINARY LIFE AS AN ACT OF REBELLION.
Adaptation in Ramallah
Walking in there streets of Ramallah you are made to feel most welcome. People here attach great value to the right to have a normal life despite the Israeli oppression. When you are not free to travel among other things, it is the more important to spend quality time with family, friends and neighbors. Sharon, former president of Israel once said in desperation: 'how can I get this smile of the Palestinian faces?
1. Ordinary life (adaptation)
"Place overlooking the street without voice of the street". Rukab is the oldest ice cream shop in Palestine. Was his debut in 1941
13 April 2014 by Awatef Roumiyeh
SLOW AND FURIOUS TWO
Setting at the sidewalks is a long lived practice. There, deals struck, gossip exchanged, news circulate, politics made... It is, nonetheless, quality time spent with friends, relatives, and neighbors.
15 April 2014 by Khaldun Bshara
Scouts from al Am'ari refugee camp after the Easter march. Together, Muslim and Christian scouts march on both Muslim or Christian holidays. Wonderful moments full of joy and "discipline." BE READY is the slogan of scouts' groups.
19 April 2014 by Khaldun Bshara
COLOURS IN RAMALLAH (1)
Vegetables displayed in the farmers' market (Al-Hisbeh) in Ramallah
16 April 2014 by Aya Tahha