In light of the Mediterranean day, we held the “InterArts” performance; Reclaiming our Mediterranean through arts for dialogue.
What did we have?
• Community performance that combines visual arts and performing arts.
• Live debate with the “InterArts” group.
• Networking that consisted of food and beverage coming from various backgrounds and stories from the Mediterranean region
• The performance was streamed online via Povod’s Facebook Page in Slovenia.
What did we mean by reclaiming our Mediterranean?
• Reflecting on our Mediterranean identities within its global scope
• Reclaiming the narratives of the past present and future. Challenging binarism and profiling. Combating all forms of discrimination and mainly discrimination based on ethnicity and gender. This is through the various forms of resilience toward inclusive and just cities across our Mediterranean region.
• Tackling our common visions and challenges through arts for dialogue on environment, climate justice, social justice, and global justice.
Meet the team of the “InterArts” group:InterArts” is an informal group of passionate performers, artists, or citizens of Syria, Algeria, Jordan, Slovenia, and Bosnia, and Herzegovina and living in Ljubljana, Slovenia. On the 29th of November 2021, they will perform a collective artwork that reflects on the concepts of the Mediterranean identities: the common challenges and future visions
– Aber al Gundi, a poet from Syria who moved to Ljubljana around three years ago.- Amelisa Eminić is a filmmaker and cultural planner in Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina.- Noudjoud Derbal, a handcrafter from Algeria who is a resident of Ljubljana.- Safa Hasan, a painter, an Iraqi citizen who lived in Syria for 10 years and moved to Slovenia in 2013.- The community performance is directed and facilitated by Samar Zughool, intercultural trainer and performing artist born in Amman, Jordan, and resident of Slovenia.
Meet the organizers:
This event was organized by the Povod institute for the culture and development of international relations in culture in cooperation with the Organisation for intergenerational collaboration and Reka si. A consortium of NGOs based in Slovenia and working on intercultural and intergenerational dialogues for sustainable development.The location and Program:
We started with the performance, then a debate, and conclude with a networking reception with food and beverage from various backgrounds in the Mediterranean region.

You can watch the live stream here