Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

The theme of LAAF’s 2019 festival was Shadow and Light. This title was taken from and inspired by Beau Beausoleil’s collaborative project of the same name that honours the lives of more than 400 Iraqi academics killed in targeted assassinations between 2003 and 2012.

We were honoured to work in collaboration with Beau, and various contributors across the world, to host the UK premiere of the Shadow and Light exhibition at Northern Lights, Liverpool, between Saturday 6 July – Saturday 13 July 2019.

As an ongoing legacy of our collaboration, LAAF is proud to host both the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here and Shadow and Light projects on our website. Please click below to find out more about each of these important and affirming projects: