Communi-tea Book of notes and ideas(2021)

This notebook was commissioned by Coventry Biennial 2021: HYPER POSSIBLE, in partnership with Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre and Warwickshire County Council's Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.  Shared initially at In The City, Saturday 25 September 2021 as part of Coventry Welcomes.

A projected initiated by Amelia Hawk and Helen Kilby Nelson, this notebook was created by Noura Saleh Al Homsi, Reem Mattar, S, S, Amelia Hawk and Helen Kilby Nelson.  

Design by Gayatri Pasricha

Translated by Rasha Jaber


During the Spring/Summer of 2021 a series of conversations with participants from Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre and Warwickshire County Council's Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, have slowly created this notebook.  Together we have made tea, created maps of our local amenities, talked with a careers advisor, connected our memories of smell and explored our cooking methods and ingredients. We have talked about our families, shared our experiences and helped one another to understand the world around us a little better.