Illustrator Alaa Alsaraji collaborated with All Change poet Rakaya Fetuga and B Creative arts activism programme to channel the connection between illustration and poetry. The outcomes included original artwork, poetry and a zine, inspired by group conversations around women’s activism and themes of injustice.
About All Change
B Creative is an arts activism programme designed by young women for young women aged 16-25, run by All Change since 2011.
All Change bring artists and communities together to produce original and authentic arts projects and experiences, which develop understanding and make connections between people. Based in Islington, north London since 1985, theirs is a continuing story of connection, collaboration, care and celebration, of ambition and activism, of listening and learning, of change and transformation for individuals and communities.
About Alaa Alsaraji
Alaa Alsaraji is a visual artist and creative facilitator. Her practice involves working with community and school groups and is centred around the themes of belonging, reimagining space and community. She draws from her own experience of migration and displacement to connect on how universal feelings of ‘belonging’ can be collectively expressed.
Alaa is also the arts editor of Khidr Collective, a multidisciplinary artist collective creating platforms and spaces for young Muslim creatives through the annual Khidr Zine and online platform.
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