Organising an online residency between Coventry and Casablanca

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2023

"Cities of Cultures: Sharing Practices of Storytelling between Casablanca and Coventry" was a four-month digital residency with Laura Nyahuye, Mounir Neddi, Soufiane Hennani, and melissandre varin. During this residency, from October 2021 to January 2022, cultural practitioners investigated themes of translation, intimacy, correspondence, place-making, and transmissibility.

They also created "Letters", a sound documentary assembling the voices of four people sharing experiences, ideas and reflections – at distance. "In a time of pandemic, with travel rendered impossible, and in the context of reinforced borders, we look for our own ways to relate to each other at the intersection of traditional and recent forms of interactions: letters were typed on computers, typewriters, or handwritten, including multiple languages, translation and objects…"

"Cities of Cultures: Sharing Practices of Storytelling between Casablanca and Coventry" is an International Changemakers Bursary Project coordinated by Lou Sarabadzic and Kenza Sefrioui, co-founder of publishing house "En Toutes Lettres". The International Changemakers Programme is a British Council project in partnership with Coventry City of Culture Trust.