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Support Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art & Research by streaming letter to a friend on our streaming platform www.arsenal-3-berlin.de.

In letter to a friend (2019), artist Emily Jacir writes to Eyal Weizmann (Founding Director of Forensic Architecture) to start an investigation before an inevitable act occurs. Interlacing images, textures, movements, traces, and sounds from over a century, letter to a friend recounts in minute detail a home and street in Bethlehem. Today, this house is the home of Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art & Research. On the night of May 15th, Israeli soldiers entered the Center, raided the building and caused significant damage. Among other things, phones, computers, hard drives and cameras were taken from the premises. Earlier, the Center’s garden and its urban farm had been destroyed by a fire. No people were hurt, but nevertheless the damage done is extensive. Employees and supporters of the Center have started rebuilding amidst the current difficult situation in Palestine.

By streaming letter to a friend you can support the work of the Center. Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art & Research is an independent artist-run space located in Bethlehem. It is renowned for its work in the arts, and is devoted to educational, cultural, and agricultural activities. It is an experimental learning hub for the Bethlehem community and beyond. The Center’s building is of historical importance, having been built in 1880 as a family home.

For more information on the Center and its cultural and historical importance, please visit: www.darjacir.com

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