Kashkul is a research, preservation, and translation collective composed of students and scholars based at The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). Kashkul is a Partner in the International Digital Ephemera Project (IDEP) at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) library, which publishes materials Kashkul collects and makes them available to a wide audience in the United States.
In September 2017, AUIS signed a partnership with Kashkul and their artist-in-resident, Ismail Khayat, to work on a first-of-its-kind Sculpture Garden at AUIS. The Sculpture Garden will feature the work of student-artists from all over the country, representing both the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani and Sulaimani University who Khayat will teach and mentor throughout the project.
AUIS and Kashkul will host a public reception to open a week-long retrospective of Khayat's work and the Sculpture Garden in Fall, 2017.
Read about the project here.