We are a non-governmental organization based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Our work encompasses the fields of arts and culture, and environmental and social empowerment in Kurdistan and Iraq. Our mission is to foster creativity, empathy, and collaboration among people from different backgrounds in the region to enable engagement and social change. We continue to collaborate with local and international research institutions, artists and activists, and organizations to create holistic and sustainable interdisciplinary projects. Together, we can reanimate our world.
Another important focus of our organization is on arts mural work in the Kurdistan Region. We have produced independent art murals and partnered with renowned international artists. We work on embellishing and painting street walls in Slemani and other cities with informative murals. We also provide workshops and training for local artists about this art form.
Our organization has fifteen years of experience and capacities in the areas of book design and publication, graphic design, video and photography work, and social media services. We also work on designing posters and print publications for other organizations. And we work on training youth in different areas of design through workshops and training courses to equip and prepare them to become successful job seekers and entrepreneurs.
Research and Documentation
Academic documentation, ethnographic research, recording ordinary peoples’ oral history, and archiving the Kurdistan region’s history and heritage are among our primary focus. We continue to collaborate and provide arts and cultural and technical support to public institutions in the region and internationally and to fill in the existing gaps in their works.
Among our primary works is the mitigation of climate change and building awareness about its dangers in Iraq, through the management of our academic and organizational projects on the protection of our natural environment, work on agroecology and food sovereignty, and our environmental activities, campaigns, and festivals for academic institutions, the public, local organizations and public school and university students. We believe in resilient local grassroots movements and solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change by learning from our own resilient ecological heritage in the Kurdistan Region, as well as learning and partnering with international institutions working on this issue.
Sports and Therapy
Our organization is the first organization that has established and managed skateboarding parks and playgrounds in the Kurdistan Regions and Iraq in partnership with local and international organizations. We have worked on introducing new sports and sport therapy methods for youth with special needs in the region. Our mobile trainers continue to train children and youth in different cities and we have strong links with local and international sports organizations.
From the establishment of our organization, we have provided numerous arts, design, and environmental workshops in the cities of Slemani, Hawler, Choman, Duhok, and Mosul. We have trained and informed children and youth from different ethnoreligious and linguistic backgrounds on strengthening the skills acquired in their education and life experiences.