A tribute to Sarah Hegazi and the LGBTQIA+ in diaspora.
Reclaiming Pride month, Lagrange Points presents “AIWA!*” a one month long program dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ in the Arab world and diaspora. We are aware that discussing topics such as; gender, sexuality, queer and trans* bodies within the Arab context are at the least controversial and at the most dangerous.
Through out the program, we pay tribute to Sarah Hegazi, who we lost in exile, due to the systematic institutional and social oppression that individuals who do not conform to heteronormative identities face. We choose to celebrate Sarah’s life and inspirational journey, preserve her legacy, and persevere in the struggle for social justice. Although Sarah left the physical world, we are determined to keep her spirit alive.
Lagrange Points is co-organising the program in collaboration with Samandal and XENO-
Aywa! Is the product of a process where researchers, artists and curators, transform a narrative into an artistic expression, bringing it to the public space.
*Awya: an Arabic slang for “oh yeah!” and/or “what the hell?”