Marketplaces with Partner Organizations


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Philadelphia Assembled: Get Sovereign Marketplace

December 10, 2017, The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Arabic calligraher and project collaborator, Abdul Karim Awad shared his calligraphy through selling his work and writing people’s names in Arabic calligraphy.

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April 21-22, 2018, Penn Museum

Penn Museum organized a bazaar that included project collaborator Osama Herkal offering Syrian coffee and spice; Abdul Karim Awad shared his calligraphy through his work and facilitating workshops; Fadaa Ali shared her ceramics; and Ali Salman shared his etched glass.

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Office of Immigrant Affairs: Philadelphia International Unity Cup Block Party

September 16, 2018, Temple University Track and Field

An official Office of Immigrant Affairs Welcoming Week program, project collaborators Amaal Al-Najjar, Ali Salman, and Fadaa Ali displayed their work for sale. The mayor even rolled through for a photo opp.

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Mural Arts: Southeast by Southeast Holiday Sale and Toy Drive

December 8, 2018, Bok Building

Organized by Mural Arts: Porchlight Program, this holiday flea market showcased Philadelphia immigrant crafts for sale. Project collaborators participated with Asmaa Diab selling her delicious food, Abdul Karim Awad offering caligraphy, Ali Salman offering his etched glass and ceramics, Raghad selling engraved calligraphy, and Fadaa Ali selling her ceramics and jewelry.

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Booklyn Artists Book Fair

March 9-10, 2019, Sheraton NY Times Square

Organized by Booklyn and New York City Book and Ephemera Fair, the project team shared information about the project and artworks created during the project.

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Photos credit: Nora Elmarzouky

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