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Book buddies

This is a project we designed for the cultural association Kulturstorm in Umeå which we co-founded. The project aimed to encourage reading among children by paring them with an older book buddy. Our inspiration came from similar projects in New Zealand/Aotearoa. Children in lower elementary classes were paired with children in junior high. They met once or twice a week… Read more →

Dansa på hällan

  Once the Breaking Noon project was carried through in Iran, the media collective LoreDoor travelled around the county of Västerbotten in search of traditional recipes. The stories we heard in the wooden bakery cottages in northern Sweden were similar to those we were told during our field trip in Iran. Many of the women we met had worked hard… Read more →


Here is a list of publications and reports we have complied on request from different organisations such as Region Västerbotten, a co-operative body which is responsible for regional development in Västerbotten County in Sweden. Zadissa, Ramona. 2015. Chapters 3 to 8 in the report Brokering Migrants’ Cultural Participation Sweden, endorsed by Region Västerbotten and Intercult. Zadissa, Elmira. 2012. آرزوهای دیگر. Avaye… Read more →

Illustration from children's book Where is Nora's sledge? depicting Nora being happy to see her sledge, held by her father. Behind the sledge a baby sibling peeking out.

Where is Nora’s sledge?

Where is Nora’s sledge is a picture book that we wrote and illustrated in 2008. It is available in twelve different languages. Click on the links to open the book. Arabic English Irish German Spanish Visit Polarbibblo to read the book in other languages. This project was funded among others by Norrbotten County Council, Västerbotten County Council and Swedish Arts… Read more →

Breaking Noon – Iran

Breaking Noon was a project about baking bread in Iran. In 2011 we travelled to Iran as members of the media collective LoreDoor and spent three months there visiting villages and meeting women who baked bread. To read more about the project visit Loredoor’s blog. This project was funded by Iran Heritage and through scholarships from Umeå municipality and Västerbotten… Read more →

An artwork about inequality made in beige and brown colours, embroidered bricks and tree roots made of ropes


Inequality in beautiful Cambridge Untitled.In.Equality is a collage by Zadissa sisters about inequality in Cambridge. It is a commissioned piece for the True Tales of Change project initiated by The Cambridge Commons and Pivotal. Five Cambridge based artists and a songwriter were commissioned to create works inspired by conversations with Cambridge people who have experienced inequality. Mrs B. We had… Read more →