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Upper Central Hall
20.05.23 – 04.11.23

Faadi / The Living Room is an intergenerational photography and fashion project sharing intimate family settings within Somali Welsh homes. There is an emphasis on celebration: with images of young local models in bridal wear, community members modelling cultural clothing such as Hidyaah, Dhaqan and Diraq, brotherhood and soft masculinity and the traditional dance of Ciyaar Somali.

This project is a collaboration between Asma Elmi, founder and creative director of Al Naaem, a magazine centering Black and Muslim fashion photography and art and Young Queens, an arts group for young Welsh Somali women from Cardiff. It is founded by Hayaat Women’s Trust with funding support from Heritage Lottery.