Kunst og Kultur i Flygtningelejre

Else Brønnum, Mia Rente Hansen, Renee Hammer, Sara Christensen, Laura Von der Maase & Katrine Winther Erlendsson

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper concerns three different artistic activities that have taken place in the following refugee camps; Balata Camp and Ayda Camp in the West Bank and Za’taari Camp located in Jordan. Our aim has been to analyze the artistic potentials in our chosen cases: the mural “The Future Is In Our Hands”, the Palestinian Dabka dance and the photo project “Ayda all Yafa”. Our project is based on a field trip to Palestine and Jordan, where we have used fieldwork as our methodological approach. Each case analysis is built up around an outline of the historical context, a description of the given case and an academic discussion about the potentials that lie in our chosen cases. From our analysis of the three different cases, we have been able to conclude that the photo project can be used as a political tool in documenting the average day of a refugee living in a refugee camp. The Dabka dance and the mural can also be seen as having a political function, whilst aiming to preserve the Palestinian culture. Lastly we can conclude that all of the cases have the potential to build a sense of community in a therapeutic aspect.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato12 feb. 2015


  • art
  • refugee camp