artistic residency: AugustSeptember 2019

Mohammad Saleh (Palestine)

Mohammad Saleh

a permaculturist, a designer, and an educator. He has been working in the field of agro-ecology for over a decade and helped create a number of ecological projects that include Yaleekom, commissioned by Ramallah Municipality for QI 2016, where he developed five models of self-sufficiency in Palestinian refugee camps. During a five-year stint in Turkey, Mohammed operated and managed Off The Grid, an ecological educational center located in the Igde Mountains of Çanakkale. In 2014, Mohammed designed a form of alternative olive farming, The Olive Guild, in which a selection of plants support both the tree and the farmer.

His innovative methods have allowed Mohammed to bring together different techniques in food production, involving urban gardening, up-cycling, and landscape designs among others. Mohammed founded Mostadam, a company that provides ecological solutions through education, design, and consultancies. Mostadam has been leading in the development a Food Forest project in cooperation with The Palestine Heirloom Seed Library. His project Green Map Palestine (GreenMapPalestine.ps) is a networking website that highlights ecological initiatives and offers a one-of-its-kind environmental platform that is interactive. Mohammed holds degrees in both psychology and musicology and certificates in permaculture design and teaching.

 

  • Curator
    • Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka
This residency was realised thanks to financial support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the City of Warsaw.
Partners of Everyday Forms of Resistance project