Global Encounters in a Palestinian Refugee Camp

  • Pace, M. (Organizer)
  • Buthaina Shaheen (Organizer)
  • June Dahy (Organizer)
  • Ida Lund (Organizer)
  • Jeppe Issing Køster (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference


This conference had a twofold objective. Firstly, it sought to highlight the cultural heritage of Yarmouk- a place once called the capital of the Palestinian diaspora. This was accomplished by bringing scholars, activists, cultural figures and NGO experts together to share their work with each other and with a broader audience. The conference also aimed at underscoring local-global encounters and hierarchies experienced in the spacial social field of Yarmouk but that can be found in other spaces, based on the assumption that we all have shared values, thoughts and critical points that are anchored in our local practices.
Period30 Oct 2021
Event typeConference
LocationCopenhagen, DenmarkShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Yarmouk
  • the camp
  • people on the move
  • refugees
  • global encounters
  • Palestine
  • Damascus
  • Syria
  • displacement
  • cultural heritage
  • Palestinian diaspora
  • civil society
  • artists
  • art
  • music
  • local encounters
  • hierarchies
  • human experiences
  • space
  • spacial politics
  • spacial encounters
  • social fields
  • values
  • shared values
  • local practices
  • refugee experience
  • memory
  • memory studies
  • forgetting
  • Palestinian women
  • volunteering
  • advocacy
  • building awareness
  • plight of refugees
  • double refugee
  • double displacement
  • multiple displacements
  • humanitarianism
  • Palestinian-Syrians
  • culture
  • cultural institutions
  • NGOs
  • commerce