The Abstract Concept of Endings – Ahmed Zaidan (Finland)

Ahmed Zaidan is a poet, journalist and artistic researcher, originally from Iraq and currently residing in Turku, Finland, where he works combining artistic research and poetic journalism to discuss the subjects of displacement, adaptation, and self-reliance.

The Abstract Concept of Endings is an artistic research project supported by the Kone Foundation which Zaidan is now embarking on, along with the migration institute of Finland. The project requires him to transfer scientific materials into poetic prose, with a focus on endings, from the endings of refugee journeys, their previous lives in other countries, the ending of your status as an asylum seeker, the moment you receive a new citizenship, and so… every moment, and every ending, brings a new life… to me, it is also a new beginning”. Continue reading.