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The Khayamiya Monument: Herstories on Displacement and War

The Khayamiya (Khayyāmiyah, Arabic) monument is a co-created public tent sculpture and community archive of the herstories of Arab women migrants/immigrants in Bay Ridge and U.S. female veterans led by artist Katherine Toukhy. The monument unfolds the story of displacement and war in multiple ways from viewpoints that get little attention in the media and in our national consciousness; allowing a space for critical reflection of militarism through the senses rather than polemics. Personal stories of war and displacement are collected and inscribed in the tent structure; and the public is invited to respond to these quotes from their own experience, growing the piece and the collective narrative, as it gets shown.

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