A group of young women animatedly discussing something
(c) Paul Samuel White

Food as Resistance with Dhaqan Collective

What does food mean to you?

‘We are never more intimate with the environment then when we eat it’
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

On Wednesday 25th August St Anne’s House saw the beginning of Bricks Young Creatives Masterclasses with artist & facilitator Fozia Ismail from Dhaqan Collective the group explored areas of food & heritage, through open discussion & food making.

Held at the Creative & Community hub, St Anne’s House – these free masterclasses are open to 16-20 year old’s in the surrounding areas.

About Dhaqan Collective…

Fozia from Dhaqan Collective

Ayan Cilmi, Asmaa Jama and Fozia Ismail are Dhaqan collective, a Somali feminist art collective in Bristol. This workshop is run by Fozia, a scholar, cook and founder of Arawelo Eats, a platform for exploring politics, identity and colonialism through East African food.  

Fozia was a Bristol City Fellow for Arnolfini Contemporary Art Centre in 2019 for her project Camel Meat & Tapes. She recently co-produced a podcast on Cassette Tapes with Caraboo Projects– listen here. Her work has been published and featured in a range of media including  Observer Food Magazine and BBC Radio 4 Food Programme

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This workshop was made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Our thanks to National Lottery players!