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Middle East Studies

Vivien Sansour – The Palestine Heirloom Seed

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute

Organized by the Photographic Archive Research Group (PARG) at the Department of Modern Culture & Media

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Vivien Sansour is an artist, writer, producer, and photographer whose work focuses on capturing the narratives of Palestinian farmers. Sansour is also the founder of the Palestine Heirloom Library. Built on the belief that agriculture is rooted in traditional farming practices and that livelihood traditions are at the core of a community’s identity, this project seeks to find, preserve, and reintroduce ancient seed varieties while documenting traditional harvesting and cultivational practices.