ZENA SABBAGH, ALEPPO, SYRIA
Climate change produced a drought that contributed, or at least aggravated, Syria’s civil war that forced Zena Sabbagh to flee in 2012. Originally from Aleppo, Zena is now based in Beirut, Lebanon, where she has established her own textile atelier. Although her home city has been torn apart, Zena used Aleppo as her subject for the UN Live exhibition. Zena patched together the city of her dreams: decorating the ancient citadel with trees and birds with intricate embroidery. The making process was very therapeutic.