Campus 17, a community art-project by Martin Wieldraaijer
Campus 17 is een organisatie die ten doel heeft om middels fotografie cohesie te bewerkstelligen tussen verschillende gemeenschappen. Het werkgebied is de Bosnische stad Trebinje. Deelnemers gaan met de camera bij families op bezoek. Nauwkeurig en volgens een stramien wordt informatie verzameld die wordt opgenomen in een database. Deze database maakt het mogelijk dat personen en families contact met elkaar kunnen leggen cq. herstellen.
Een ander onderdeel van het programma is het organiseren van een zomerschool voor kinderen en jongeren uit Trebinje en de kinderen van vluchtelingen uit Bosnië-Herzegovina die in de zomermaanden hun familie komen opzoeken. Tijdens de zomerschool kunnen de kinderen met een verschillende achtergrond elkaar ontmoeten en verhalen vertellen.
After the war, countless numbers of people lost their houses, their pasts and their futures.
Society fell apart and has yet to be restored. These dwellings, individuals and tragic events are black spots in the collective memory. The individuals affected once formed families that occupied the houses that made up the villages and the towns.. Now something or someone is always missing; life lacks a future and people wold rather erase the past. This is where we come in: we have to give the present a new perspective. By photographing the families and placing the photos in an archive, we will be creating bonds that will help to repair the social fabric. We will be creating a network and a new place where you will feel at your ease and which you have the right to belong to. By using the past, we will build a new future out of memories and fresh images.
Campus 17 is an organisation the purpose of which is to create cohesion between different communities through photography. The stage is the Bosnian town of Trebinje. 
Participants go visiting families bringing their cameras. Accurate and according to a master all participants gather information that is included in a database. This database makes it possible for persons and families to create cq. restore (family)bonds. Another part of the program is organising a summer school for children and young people from Trebinje and the children of refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina living all over Europe. During the summer school, children with different backgrounds meet and tell stories.




Syrian-Elsewhere project  2015-2017

project by photographer Mohan Dehne and Journalist Rula Asad

This research project includes a number of images and video interviews with displaced Syrians who found shelter in a variety of European countries. Numerous surveys have been conducted asking some key questions about the concept of security, identity and pride.

This visual project is to monitor and follow-up with Syrians living in the European countries in particular. Documenting the various stages of their experience in the new society.

The project is funded by IFA institute fur Auslandsbeziehungen, SFJN Female journalists network in cooperation with Amica.


Child and Tent project 2009-2010 by Mohan Dehne and Rula Asad 

This project dealt with the influence of drought and climate change in northern  Syria. what does it affect the children of the farmers.

They survive on bread and sweet tea and live in dilapidated tents. Having fled from drought in north-eastern Syria, around 60,000 displaced families roam across the country in search of work. A humanitarian disaster, but with no aid in sight.


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