An initiative by the EUNIC Cluster in Palestine. Curated by Shuruq Harb. In collaboration with Birzeit University Museum and Campus in Camps.
November 14, 2013 Birzeit University Museum 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm November 23, 2013 Al Feniq Cultural Centre, Dheisheh refugee Camp 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

“Gestures of Return” is cultural program examining questions around Palestinian displacement. Through several contributions, both looking at visual representation through the history and highlighting grassroots initiatives, the two-days event tried to portrait the discourse on the refugeehood and the return going towards a collective engagement and action.


Myrtle Winter-Chaumeny, photographer and founder of the UNRWA media unit
Issam Nassar and Stéphanie Latte, researchers who analyze the historical representations of refugees and trace their local impact on Palestinian visual culture
Campus in Camps presents the initiatives across three refugee camps, Fawaar, Arroub, Dheisheh
Youth Against Settlements, represented by Issa Amro, organizes non-violent popular resistance and civil disobedience strategies in the old city of Hebron
Yamen Zeydan, presents Return to the Self – the Durzi experience, narrating the historical, cultural and political dislocation of the Durzi community from the Palestinian discourse.
Wala Sbeit, rapper from Iqrit, a displaced Palestinian village in Gallilee, presents a musical performance

Related in Press

→ Ma’an News Agency, November 15, 2013
“Gestures of Returne” in Birziet [Arabic]

→ Al-Ayam Newspaper, November 27, 2013
“Gestures of Return” in Dheisheh Camp [Arabic]