International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

An exchange of generational knowledge in Palestine

For the Imagine Around The World project since 2021, we have been compiling local and global case studies, highlighting arts practices and creative expression that shows leading practices in cultural and racial equity and justice.

On the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29 November), the UN reminds us that ‘the Palestinian people are yet to attain their inalienable rights as defined by the General Assembly, namely, the right to self-determination, the right to national independence and sovereignty and the right to return.’

To mark this month in solidarity, we commissioned three stories, documented by Palestine-based researcher Muntaha Abed. You can read the first below and the other two on our Creative Equity Toolkit page.

The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center in Ramallah brings traditional knowledge held by farming communities into the centre of the city. Intergenerational projects document and re-energise traditional culture around the focal point of the centre’s popular farmers’ market. The strategies they use are: creating a stable farmers marketing, centring Indigenous knowledge, transferring knowledge between generations, and, supporting young people and the environment.