The intervention is an initiative that supports the inhabitants of the city of Nablus in reviving public space through their memories and invites them to continue: Ten inscriptions surround the divan in Yassmineh, a city square severely destroyed by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The texts engraved on stone plaques were created through conversations with locals about happy moments in their city. The majority of the quotations evoke childhood memories, e.g. of Friday bathing in a public fountain that has since been destroyed. The statements presented in the form of inscriptions are juxtaposed with countless plaques scattered throughout the urban space in memory of the victims of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Zeina Saleh (translation of interviews), Vera Tamari (translation of quotations), Ziad Al-Haj Ali (engraving).