The Public Outreach Program aims to promote Palestinian contemporary culture and life through creative encounters that target primarily the younger generation of artists and performers. It is a platform to showcase young talent in music, art, literature and cinema, as well as presenting a rich program of talks and performances about the city and its history, interpolated by an assortment of culinary activities involving local chefs and non-professional members of the community. Artists, writers, historians, musicians and performers are invited to give public performances including talks, discussions, readings, shows and film screenings with the aim to bring together community members and creative individuals in a shared space for experimentation, entertainment and free expression.

The Green(er) Side of the Line

Alban Biaussat

Alban realized his series the Green(er) Side of the Line with the support of the Al Mammal Foundation during his time spent in Jerusalem in 2005-2006. Having studied political science and worked in Jerusalem as a political analyst of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Biaussat approaches the photographic medium to express political as well as personal concerns. Focusing on the Green Line border for his project, Biaussat traveled along the demarcation border carrying a 12-meter long green ribbon in order to make the green line visually appear. A central political reference, The Green(er) Side of the Line photography project aims to raise awareness and understanding of border issues, generating critical thinking and a “healthy feeling of doubt” to promote potential alternative solutions.

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Biaussat recieved his Masters Degree indocumentary photography, international relations and business studies.Alban is a freelance photographer who combines his artistic activities with a professional interest for international affairs. He has been working in various parts of the world, and notably spent 5 years in Jerusalem. He is interested in the more creative side of documentary photography to deal with complex socio-political issues and their perception. Now based in Paris, Alban juggles with different hats. Among his most recent artwork, “the Wall of Chicon-Witloof” looks at the communitarian dispute around the language border in Belgium. He is a member of Picturetank, a Paris-based cooperative photo agency and also runs Collateral Creations, an innovative audio-visual production platform, which he founded in Paris to encourage the marriage of artists and experts in order to produce creative visual and narrative content for research and/or communication purpose.