Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences organized a field trip to “This Sea is mine” activity in Qalandia Refugee Camp in Ramallah. Organized by Qalandiya International, Al-Quds Bard College students participated in several cultural activities as well as engaged in discussions.
Students from classes Introduction to Urban Studies, Image Studies, and Integrated Arts Seminar participated in the activity under the supervision of Professors Yazan Khalili, Ian Alan Paul, Christopher Perez, and Emilio Distretti.
This trip comes as part of the academic environment at Al-Quds Bard College that encourages an interdisciplinary approach through student-centered learning and emphasizes on critical thinking. This environment helps students develop a wider understanding of their own culture and reality.
The event is part of Qalandiya International (Qi), a joint contemporary art event that takes place every two years across Palestinian cities and villages. Qi aims to place Palestine on the world’s cultural map by producing a series of exhibitions, as well as performances, talks, film screenings, workshops and tours, which open up channels for dialogue and exchange, both locally and internationally. As a partnership between art and culture organizations, Qi works collectively to join forces to unify a fragmented geography.