Left: Sanaz Amidi (Rosetta Arts - UK) and Rasha Shaaban (World Culture Museum - Sweden) in Sofia 2017
(c) Tandem Europe.
Since 2017, the National Museums of World Culture (Sweden) began the journey to collect stories from ordinary people living Sweden and neighbouring regions on experiences with "Gaps".
The journey begins...
with Tandem for Culture programme when Rasha Shaaban (National Museums of World Culture) and Sanaz Amidi (Rosetta Arts, UK) met in Sofia in October 2017 and decided to work on addressing gaps (social, gender, identity, generational, cultural, etc.).
Through Mind the Gap programme, we aim at creating an intercultural dialogue space for people from different cultural backgrounds to promote active citizenship and reflect on gaps in our daily life.
In the Spring of 2018, we held the first Mind the Gap workshop with members from the local community in Gothenburg and filmed 8 stories. In November 2018, we filmed 13 stories during the Amman edition with voices from Sweden, Jordan and Egypt.
In April 2019, during the ArtGora Riga forum on art activism for gender equality, we filmed 5 stories on gender gaps with voices from Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Sweden and Ukraine.
In November 2019, we filmed 7 stories about gender roles gap in Egypt and Lebanon during the first residency of Mind the Gap programme in Tyre, the South of Lebanon.
In February 2020, we hosted the second creative residency in Siwa (Egypt) and had a public performance with storytelling and music in Alexandria.
In June 2020, we kicked-off the Virtual edition. Interviewing and filming individuals over Zoom.
We established several regional partners with creative organisations in United Kingdom, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Baltic Sea region.
Video by: Nova Faham