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Living With Foggy Elements

Fri 27 January 2023

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A photograph from a high elevation looking across hilly area shrouded by fog and mist.

Image edited by Sofia Fahli

In “Living with Foggy Elements” Jamila Bargach looks into the ambiguous apprehension of fog, between the idiom of fascination and rejection of it as a phenomenon in the region of the Aït Baâmrane, Anti-Atlas Mountains of Southwest Morocco, and then through the imaginary possibilities fog invites, from melancholy to reverie, to the technology used to capture and trap fog to turn it into water, a life-giving vital source for the dry region of Morocco. The presentation also invites thinking through the historical and political backdrop to drinking water harvested from fog, one that tells more than a story of technical success.

This talk will be live-streamed on LE18's Instagram 6pm UK time (7pm Morocco time).

Jamila Bargach

Jamila Bargach holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from Rice University. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of the NGO Dar Si Hmad since 2010, which built the largest fog collection initiative in the world and has managed various other environmental and education initiatives in the Southwestern region of Morocco. Dr. Bargach has worked extensively in the world of civil society and teaches at the National School of Architecture, Agadir, Morocco.

This conversation is part of the second series of public events and learnings proposed by Confluence.


Confluence in the many senses of the word - the coming and flowing together, the convergence of streams, of different cultures and people, a welcoming point that frames our programme for water’s disposition for depth, complexities, and boundless fluidity.

This public programme coincides with Confluence's second artist residency, with artists Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, Maria Howard, and Saoirse Amira Anis from Scotland travelling to LE 18 (Marrakech) in January 2023. This followed a previous exchange in September - October 2022 where Bahaleen collective (Jordan/Palestine), Youssef El Idrissi (Morocco), and Raymond Gemayel (Lebanon) were invited to CCA Glasgow.

Held by CCA Glasgow and LE 18 (Marrakech), Confluence is a 1-year research and residency programme curated by Alaya Ang (CCA Glasgow), Francesca Masoero & Shayma Nader (QANAT) and is supported by the International Collaboration Grant from the British Council.

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