Project: Unbound Global
Exploring new identities, creatively
UNBOUND Global غير مقيد was an interactive digital interface that I designed in 2014 in collaboration with the artist Rachel Gadsden and filmmaker Abigail Norris with funding from The Space. For this project, we asked diverse communities in the Middle East, UK and beyond to share how they had tackled the transformations of identity that typically accompany international migration, living with disabilities and other challenges in their lives by illustrating their experiences through creative mediums. We explored in particular whether the anxieties that people sometimes experienced when encountering unfamiliar places could be explored creatively, by making ‘different ways of seeing’ visible through art. The project launched in 2015, and continues with Rachel’s work in partnership with creatives around the world.