Creating Your Own Destiny: Hassan Hajjaj in MarrakechHassan Hajjaj has fond childhood memories of enjoying the simple things in life, like playing outside in his hometown of Larache, walking barefoot and visiting the mountains.Upon relocating to London his entire world changed and eventually led him on a path within the worlds of music, art and film.We meet him in Marrakech during the Marrakech Biennale to discuss his latest projects and international exhibitions while learning some local Morroccan dialect along the way, on Freunde von Freunden.Thank you Philipp Löffler and Salwa Benaissa.
To the extent that the word ‘desegregation’ remains in our vocabulary, it describes an antique principle, not a current priority. Today, we are more likely to talk of diversity—but diversification and desegregation are not the same undertaking. To speak of diversity, in light of this country’s history of racial recidivism, is to focus on bringing ethnic variety to largely white institutions, rather than dismantling the structures that made them so white to begin with.
They say the seeds of what we will do are in all of us, but it always seemed to me that in those who make jokes in life the seeds are covered with better soil and with a higher grade of manure.A Moveable Feast, Hemingway