The aim of these examples is to look at how three quintessentially quotidian actions – walking, cleaning and cooking – can take on socio-political connotations. Simply by being shifted actions onto non-habitual contexts and opening them up to a broader and more aware *participation, allows questions to be raised as to how inhabitants of the camps, and Palestinians in general, can reclaim spaces, create and consolidate relations and foster new forms of common knowledge.
Contributors: Nedaa Hamouz, Bisan Al-Jaffari, Ayat Al-Turshan, Sara Pellegrini, Giuliana Racco.Participation (PDF)
*The Collective Dictionary is a series of publications containing definitions of concepts. The terms proposed are those considered fundamental for the understanding of the contemporary condition of Palestinian refugee camps. These words have emerged as a result of actions and active dialogs with the camp community. Written reflections on personal experiences, interviews, excursions and photographic investigations constitute the starting point for the formulation of more structured thoughts. The Collective Dictionary is both the reference and conceptual framework for all Campus in Camps projects and interventions.