Métlaoui in Southern Tunisia was the find spot of a huge, almost forgotten collection of paleontological treasures. Nowadays phosphate exploitation leaves the landscape devastated.

The artist Bochra Taboubi is determined to shift this focus and build an independent, hybrid museum for Métlaoui’s fossils. But how do you build a museum for a lost collection, without site and support? Speculative thinking, drawings on tracing paper and fearlessness have taken her quite far.

Invited by philomena+ Bochra Taboubi collaborates, now, with the artistic researcher/teacher Verena Miedl-Faißt , who is mainly working in co-creative teams with children. They will connect a group of school kids from Tunis and from Mödling to build a powerful think-tank for Bochra’s utopian endeavours.

Presentation in the scope of PHILOMENA+ @ BELVEDERE 21:

Tuesday, 18/04/2023, 3 – 5 pm
Venue: Belvedere 21, 1030 Vienna