Building on preliminary fieldwork undertaken in 2015 and 2017, Kareem has recently begun sustained research on the complex social, economic, and imaginative geographies between the West Bank and China. This work is centered on the circulation in between, on economic geographies, and the routes and travels of people, capital, and objects. The hope is that an online archive of data visualizations, collaborative research material, including close readings and object biographies of circulating commodities, will complement a book of speculative engagements and public programs, actions, and conversations within the West Bank, Israel, and China.
This project has been supported by:
The American Council of Learned Societies
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
The University of Chicago Beijing Center
The Wenner-Gren Foundation