Lonely Planet (2016)

Over five years, the image of Syria in our minds transformed from being “one of the most peaceful exotic travel destinations” to “one of the most dangerous places on the planet.” In actuality, however, what is experienced is always an in-between reality, in which a certain amount of daily life is mixed with the destructive affects of war. This work is an attempt to understand and capture the present reality in Syria by editing a travel guide through personal interviews with people who recently fled from the country.

Created in May 2016 for ‘when home won’t let you stay‘, an exhibition curated by Işın Önol, with the valuable help from Ahmad, Raeda, Tamara, and Mohammed.