Dima Nachawi

Dima is an illustrator, storyteller, clown and the founder of Memory Initiative for
Syrian Culture (MISC). She creates illustrated stories that reflect her own memories
and stories from the Syrian collective memories. She interacts through her art with
human rights issues around the world. Her main concern is to advocate for the
prisoners of consciousness and the forced disappeared.

Dima is also a member of a clown theater company called “Clown Me In”. The
company uses clowning to spread laughter and provide relief to disadvantaged
communities while exploring human vulnerabilities and providing individuals a way to
accept them.

She is holding both Masters in Art and Cultural Management at King’s College -
London University and a B.A in Sociology from Damascus University.