In between Som’ Town
Art session
Floor 2
08:50 - 19:00
Rising tensions around migration globally is placing increasing stress on refugees and other migrants living abroad, as well as the communities they support through remittance. Yet in between the mid-day shadow of high-rise apartment buildings and the flickering glow of worn out florescent strip-lights, Somali Town has become a rallying point. An informal sanctuary of the African diaspora, gathered on the southern tip of a continent. An unexpected home to those fleeing xenophobia, resource wars, failed states and collapsing ecosystems. Those beginning to re-establish a new-normal. The mixed media collection of photography and film explores Som’ Town, using food as an entry point for an exploration into memory, migration and resilience

By Luke Metelerkamp, Steve McDonald and Jules Mecer