Understanding Belonging through Design and Displacement: A Conversation with Abeer Seikaly and Yousef Yousef

Belongings by Lina Sergie Attar

Episode notes
Brace yourself for a journey of exploration into the realms of belonging, home, and identity with Lina's dear friend Abeer Seikaly, a brilliant figure known for her innovative work in architecture, design, and cultural production. This episode is a trove of insights as they discuss Abeer's extraordinary journey with the Bedouin communities in Jordan, her unique approach to design, her passion for restoring the intimacy of hand-making, and her deep-rooted connection to her Jordanian heritage. Lina also engages in a heart-to-heart with Yousef, a Karam House Mentor and Karam Scholars graduate, whose personal narratives of seeking home from Aleppo to Istanbul and then the UK are both inspiring and thought-provoking. Yousef's tale is not just one of displacement; it's a story of resilience, hope, and the relentless pursuit of education and self-improveme ...   ...  Read more