I’m Mohammed and I’m a 21 year-old creative from Waltham Forest. I studied BA in Social Anthropology at SOAS University of London. Studying anthropology, with its global and interdisciplinary methods, combined with my experience of living in London, has nourished my practice, across events production, youthwork, zine-making, nature-conservation, and food culture, with a broad range of perspectives.
Being a curious person, I like to approach disciplines in a holistic way. For example, as an independent zine-maker and artist in the A Show arts collective for untrained artists, I went on to gain experience in arts festival production through A New Direction’s Arts Festival Leaders course; as a result I was able to both produce and exhibit my work in the Tate Modern at a Uniqlo Tate Late.
STEP into the Smithsonian is a unique opportunity to learn how to apply my background in anthropology in a more practical way. I think museums are beautiful because they open up academic fields, like anthropology, to everyone. I want to develop my curatorial practice, building on my existing background in arts festival production.