A research project on display.
Born from the academic research by the Center for Lebanese Studies, this exhibition asks, In displacement settings, what shapes the life trajectories of young people from education to employment?
We invited a group of young Jordanians, Palestinian And Syrian Refugees living in Amman to draw their River of Life. This analytical participatory approach produced meaningful drawings representing their trajectories from birth onto the future and reflected the legal, social, gender, cultural, and economic realities.
Curator: Dana Barqawi
We wanted through these works of arts to enable young people to develop their voice for advocacy through action research, community training, and art exhibitions as an expression of their needs and aspirations about education and employment.
The research project "From Education to Employment: Youth Trajectories in Jordan and Lebanon in the Context of Protracted Displacement" was made possible by funding from International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and The Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University (UK). Open Society Foundation funded creative production. Luminous supported the audio-visual tools for participatory analysis. This research is led by the Centre for Lebanese Studies at the Lebanese American University in Lebanon and Jordan. Research in Jordan was conducted at Liwan Youth Space. We are the most thankful for the young people we worked with and their willingness to open their hearts and minds.