My Aqal. Image: Ifrah Mansour
Witness a multi-generational collaboration. East African elders, youth and kids come together to co-built the most basic need; An aqal, a home that includes the dreams of kids, the wisdom of elders and the words of teens. Re-creating the old ways of making a home, the My Aqal team: muslims, refugees and immigrants express and celebrate their dual citizenships and reflect on their historical practice of being kind to the earth. This multi-generational work hopes to tap into our ancestral knowledge as we respond to climate change’s impacts on our environment. You’re invited to come and share. What is your home made of? Who do you welcome into your home? How is the wisdom of your grandparents represented in your home?
Ifrah Mansour is an internationally recognized Somali multimedia artist and educator, interweaving text, movement, and digital-media. She’s known for her unique approach to exploring trauma while centering the somali experience. Her self-produced original show “How to Have Fun in A Civil War” played to full houses in 2016 and 2011.