This exhibition creates a space for Palestinian communities to exhibit drawings, testimony and photographs that relate to their experiences of life in the Palestinian West Bank. Young people’s voices and experiences are seldom heard in debate about the Palestine/Israel conflict, about the life of refugees or about the prospect of peace. This provides a very clear root for the exhibition with its focus on drawings as voice for young Palestinians.
The organisers of this event are academics at Liverpool Hope University. Our purpose is to research and study young Palestinian’s perceptions of their life and futures. We do not represent any entrenched political position with regard to the conflict in Palestine/Israel.
As organisers we are opposed to all forms of racism, antisemitism and orientalism. The students and staff who have taken part in field trips to Palestine have been Christian, Muslim, Jewish and people of no faith.
Like the young people in this exhibition, we aspire to a world where people will be free to travel to their homes and ancestral lands without fear of violence or the threat of violence; a world in which people of all religions and none can live in peaceful co-existence.