Current participant: Keren Kraizer

Temporary Communities

Keren Kraizer


The subject of my project is the power and the potential of ephemeral belonging. My personal journey living with 5 different groups, filming the group’s internal life, and death, will expose wider social phenomena; temporary communities.

Temporary communities are a social form that fascinates me. I believe they are a kind of pockets of potential, microcosmoses of different dimensions, they inhabit and create exceptional places: protest camps, tents, foster families, festivals, temporary occupation zones, dormitories, islands, caravans, residences, and theaters. They tear and puncture the linear settled lifestyle, strengthen people’s ability to return to reality, or inspire people to change it. They are an important part of the ecology of life.