The Afterlife of War: Capturing Everyday Culture and Heritage of Old Mosul
One of the intended outputs of this project is to organise virtual and touring exhibitions of Mosul heritage. As a part of this work, the exhibition The Afterlife of War: Capturing Everyday Culture and Heritage of Old Mosul is organised at the Lakeside Arts Gallery, the University of Nottingham between 11 May - 12 June 2022 with the intention of organising similar exhibitions in the UK, Iraq and other countries as well as a virtual exhibition.
Following the harsh occupation of ISIS and the devastating liberation war in 2017, the People of Mosul once again embark on a journey of rebuilding, recovery and reclaiming their memory. Not ready to abandon their cultural diversity or tolerance, they wake up every morning more determined to preserve their traditions and way of life. This Exhibition at the Univesity of Nottingham is curated to learn about the collective resilience and relentless effort to preserve Mosul’s values and identity.
The Afterlife of War exhibition captures accounts of everyday life, traditional arts and crafts and festivities, as well as places of memory. It comprises a range of visual and virtual media, photography, testimonies, short documentaries, and virtual tours of the historic fabric of Old Mosul. The material on display is predominantly recorded and processed by members of the local communities, students, researchers, and professionals in Mosul. Photographs and short documentary films have been carefully selected and edited for public display and audience.