Letters from Jerusalem

Identity Inscription

The project was implemented by PalVision as a part of Community Resilience and Development Program (CRDP) funded by Unite Nations Development Program (UNDP). The project incorporates a series of cultural events that aim to strengthen the Palestinian national identity among the Palestinians living in Jerusalem, particularly the youth by actively engaging them in shaping the Palestinian culture.

The project combination of cultural events aimed to create a state of joy and pride in celebrating the Palestinian identity, culture and heritage in a creative way that was never witnessed before in Jerusalem. In this context, the project aspired to integrate marginalized communities in Jerusalem by bringing the national culture at their doors as an absolute necessity when aiming for the protection and enhancement of the Palestinian social cohesion, identity and heritage.

A particular focus of the project was to ensure that young Palestinian amateurs who are provided with the possibility to advance their artistic skills, in order to increase their knowledge about their own culture, and to discuss its value and role in the society by taking a broader view towards the unified national identity.

The targeted community members will be exposed to different forms of art that instigates Palestinian national identity and culture; making use of the purposes of art in fostering critical perspectives on the status quo, in either cases the exhibitions will highlight traditional values that are ought to be preserved in characterizing Palestinian national identity, and alternatively prompting progressiveness in a social sense.