Tareq Khalaf Mentorship Awards recipient

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  • Cultural & Artistic Responses to the Environmental Crisis


  • Artistic Research
  • Design
  • Other(s)


  • Palestine

Tareq Khalaf is a design educator, filmmaker, and cultural activist based in Ramallah, Palestine. Tareq’s work and studies have taken him across Palestine and South Africa, grounding himself in restorative land practices in both geographies. He’s interested in the affinities, sensitivities, and senses of belonging, indigenous and seasonal ways of living. Through his work at Sakiya— Village of Ein Qiniya in Palestine—he is interested in shifting the space of education to rural Palestine, experimenting with different forms of liberatory education that promote collaborative labor, farming, and a renewed connection to local landscapes, knowledge, and stories, drawing on the diversity and seasonality of land as companions for learning. 

Tareq’s research interest and artistic practice explore the wisdom found in agrarian landscapes and livelihoods and seeks new narrative and visual forms that express the interlinks between political and environmental crises. At the moment, he’s exploring how seasonal ways of living and community farming can affirm a sense of belonging and act as spaces of resistance.