alma Khasawnih, Jordan

Alma Khasawnih spent a month in Ramallah to write a love story inspired by the city. Within the first week, she met people who shared their love stories, which were depictions of their personal and collective histories, so she started collecting these stories. She posted and distributed flyers "calling for participation." She received calls, a few materialized into interviews which she documented as stories; people were generally proactive in the process. At the end of the month, Alma gave an artist presentation at the Qattan Foundation; it included an interactive installation of love foods which were devoured after the presentation