Walk a Mile in her Veil, 2016
Walk a Mile in her Veil is an introspection of Arab identity through the lens of the veil and its user, inviting visitors to try on the veil and understand first-hand the cultural, social, and feminist motives behind it.
The Network of Swings, 2017
A departure from a static, non-interactive exhibition, designer Yasmeen Sabri wanted to create a pretenseless installation that challenges the ‘look, but don’t touch’ axiom often set in galleries, museums and large-scale design exhibitions.
Swings – a playful element commonly found in parks and public spaces in countries all around the world – represent a sense of childlike whimsy, liveliness and interactivity. Yasmeen’s installation ‘The Network of Swings’ invites users to play without boundaries, and initiates a conversation about two aspects that impact life in Jordan: lack of accessible public spaces for play and lack of entertainment.
To generate a sense of connectivity that aligns with the boundary breaking that Yasmeen seeks to instill with her work, she also built swings in Jabal Natheef and Za’atari camp. Using Instagram as a communication platform, Yasmeen hopes the installation becomes even more accessible and user-friendly, allowing for connectivity, interaction and for anyone who follows the account to interact and comment on the experiences shared by the people who ride on the swing in all three locations. Furthermore, the piece comes with a do-it-yourself manual that provides instructions for people to build their own swing and join the network of swings.
2017 Amman Design Week. Amman, Jordan.
Snapchat me that Crisis, 2016
This work engages with the refugee crisis, through investigative journalism and moving image, it critiques the way social media and mass media are curated and used.
I situate myself at the centre of my work, using moving image to articulate opinions.
Snapchat me that Crisis is based on original interviews with volunteers and refugees, and visits to the Zatari refugee camp in Jordan, exhibited here as a critique of the amount and expression of information on social media.
2016 Royal College of Art, Degree Show, London, UK.