Secrets of a Digital Garden: 50 Villages – 50 Flowers
- George Whitehead (forensic scientist)
- Suad Amiry
|RIWAQ – Centre for Architectural Conservation, Yara Sharif, Nasser Golzari
|Suad Amiry, Yara Sharif, Nasser Golzari
|George Whitehead, Rim Kalsoum
|George Whitehead, Khaldun Bshara, Bashar Zarour
|George Whitehead, Sami Sa’id
|Mohanad Yaqubi, Hamoudeh Shehadeh
|Yara Sharif, Nasser Golzari
|Nasser Golzari, Yara Sharif, RIWAQ – Centre for Architectural Conservation
RIWAQ in Zusammenarbeit mit Yara Sharif & Nasser Golzari
RIWAQ – Centre for Architectural Conservation is an NGO founded in 1991 in Ramallah, Palestine by architect and writer Suad Amiry. RIWAQ’s main aim is the preservation of historic centers in rural Palestine. RIWAQ has succeeded in shifting the focus of cultural heritage preservation from the physicality and materiality of historic buildings to focusing on the quality of people’s lives and the quality of the private and public spaces in which they live. This is perhaps best exemplified by RIWAQ’s ability to provide some 120 community/cultural centers in 80 villages and towns, half of which were spaces for women and children.
RIWAQ’s Team: Suad Amiry (Lead Architect), Khaldun Bshara (Co-Director), Shatha Safi (Co-Director), Michel Salameh, Aya Tahan, Dana Abbas, Saja Mansour, and Yara Bamieh.
Yara Sharif and Nasser Golzari are award-winning architects and academics with an interest in design as a mean to facilitate and empower “forgotten” communities, while also interrogating the role of architectural politics and social commitment. Their work has been exploring new means to rethink the Palestinian landscape through speculative scenarios and live projects. Combining research with design, their work runs parallel between the architecture practice NG Architects, London and the design studio at the University of Westminster and their design-led research group Palestine Regeneration Team (PART).
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020