Create Syria is a multimedia installation exploring how arts can help build a better future in the wake of crisis.
The exhibition follows the inspiring stories of a number of displaced Syrian artists – including theatre directors, actors, photographers, animators and filmmakers – involved in an arts project run by the peacebuilding charity International Alert, the cultural organisation Ettijahat Independant Culture in Lebanon and the British Council.
The artists have been engaging children, youngsters and upcoming artists in refugee camps as well as local communities across Lebanon in conversations about social issues that matter to them, through various forms of creative expression. From painting and filmmaking, to choral singing, art has given displaced Syrians a chance to be joyful in a time of destruction, to create a sense of community in a foreign land and to envisage a collective future without violence.
Create Syria explores their stories and hopes for the future.
It is curated by Ying-Hsuan Tai of Goldsmiths, University of London.