the el-Atlal project

Created in January 2015, el-Atlal gathers a team of ten young people who aim towards inviting artists and researchers from all around the world to come and work in residency in Jericho, Palestine.

One of the most ancient cities in the world, an incredible oasis beneath the level of the sea, Jericho has kindled the imagination of countless artists and writers. el-Atlal stems from this inspiration and wishes to help a new place of contemporary creation blossom in the city.

Our goal is to build a stone residence which will blend with the landscape of Jericho, and we are already implementing a programme of residencies in order to initiate a dynamic relationship between its residents, the people of Jericho and the city itself.