In a time of global human crises there is a need for a new Arab identity construction, the gender fluid Keffiyeh is a start to that.
As a substantial amount of western mainstream visual culture is often dictating and imposing harmful identity construtions onto the Common Arab, Nikki decided to design a keffiyeh for arabs that could counter that narrative.
Nikki then went with an Arab friend (Saad سعد ) and performed the Keffiyeh and new identity construction in Rotterdam Park.
Below is Nikki’s research document and documentation of his project.
Not every single detail is in accordance to Nikki’s view, so feel free to contact him if you have any questions.
Saad سعد holding the diagram of the keffiyeh.
Further stills of the performance in Rotterdam.