Displaced Domesticity by Farid Karim
How does one remember a city?
How does a city remember you?
What happens to those memories if that city is dragged through the epicentre of a civil war?
Halab (translated to Aleppo), is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world and has historically been one of the most vibrant social and economic merchant cities in the world.
However the past five years of ongoing civil war have resulted in both memory being destroyed and destruction being remembered. Unprecedented accessibility to the internet, has resulted in an indiscriminate flurry of data digitally archiving events, objects and spaces of military, historical and personal significance. Consequently generating a sensorial taxonomy of textures, aromas and sounds; Aleppean domesticity is slowly being remembered.
This exhibition unwraps the domestic memories of the artist’s grandparents after relocating from the once merchant metropolis of Aleppo to the Scandinavian suburbs of Sweden. This sensitive threshold between personal and digital memory has become a mediator for reconstruction, not necessarily to resolve but to preserve. Or at the very least, to remember.
About Farid Karim
Farid is a London born Syrian architectural designer, graduating from the University of Greenwich and Royal College of Art.
Farid developed an appreciation for ‘hand on’ disciplines and enjoys applying these processes to projects of various scales, including retail, small scale residential, furniture design and sculpture work. This exhibition is dedicated to his grandparents.
26th Oct 2022 – 15th Dec 2022