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The Watchtower of Happiness Exhibit

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Febrik's Happy Watchtower Is Watching You
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The Tower of Happiness Mohamad Radwan, Febrik, 2004.

The Mosaic Rooms is a cultural centre located in the Victorian townhouse of Kensington in West London. The venue showcases the creative realm of Arabic culture that is often overlooked by the media. The Mosaic Rooms's aim is to promote a greater understanding of our multi-cultural society by offering a wide variety of exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, and literary readings.

One such exhibit is being held between the 26th November and the 8th December. 'The Watchtower of Happiness & Other Landscapes of Occupation' is a project run by Febrik. Febrik is a Middle Eastern art & design organisation operating in the UK. Their focus is the examination of space in relation to social and urban change, which they achieve through the exploration of architecture, film, and photography.

The Watchtower of Happiness' is an interactive a metaphorical study of recent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria. The structure depicts scenes of defiance, liberation, and censorship through a narrative told by camera.

As you climb the watchtower, you will unwittingly become a political activists, taking photos that will later be shared online.

Alongside this 'happy' surveillance tower 'Other Landscapes of Occupation'. This landscape takes the form of a pop up shop that will have work on sale by contemporary Middle Eastern designers such as Nedda El-Asmar, Zeri Crafts, Nada Debs, Silsal, Dia Batal, and Mounaya.

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Why? Learn about Arabic Culture
When: 26th Nov-8th Dec
Phone: 020 7370 9990
Where: The Mosaic Rooms
Cost: Free Admission
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