Workshop with anthropologist Kirsten Scheid

The heritage of the nineties forms a key trope for both RB5 and Ashkal Alwan in 2014-15. Kirsten Scheid of the American University of Beirut has conducted extensive research on the institutional memory of the 1990s in and around the cultural landscape of Ramallah, where the focus is customarily on the dramatic impact of the 1993 Oslo Accords. Scheid’s research, and the history of the region at large, suggests that broader factors were equally at play, in ways that are yet to be accounted for.