2017 ︎ Newsprint ︎ Sharjah has always been a centre for Arab migration since the discovery of oil in the country. It has witnessed an increase in the recent years of people coming in from Syria, Iraq, and other neighbouring countries that faced turmoil and political shifts.
For the past few years, the proliferation of Syrian restaurants and sweet shops around Sharjah is immediately visible and has expanded the spectrum of where people go to buy their food. This research focuses on the Syrian food experience in Sharjah, where it becomes becomes the tool for contesting the systemic destruction of the actual homeland, it contests borders with its transnational nature, and offers refuge from a rather new and current state of exile.
collaboration with Tulip Hazbar