WHO WE ARE
Deborah May - Küche Coordinator:
"Hello. I started up Küche in 2016 with the Syrian Supper Club, working in collaboration with chef Ayman Jamal. The word 'Küche' comes from my own personal food heritage - 'Küche' means kitchen in German. The kitchen space for me has always been a very sociable, a very shared, loving, healthy, mutlicultural and celebratory space - this relationship with the kitchen space inspires the work that Küche does today.
I have throughout my life been curious about food consumption; engaging with food based events, exploring food throughout my travels, collecting recipes, illustrating food and making food. My previous work includes working as Assistant Festival Producer for Africa in Motion Film Festival and Project Coordinator for the Scottish Refugee Council's arts and integration project 'Share My Table'." To find out more information about 'Share My Table' please look here.
najma abukar - Creative-in-resident
Najma Abukar (b. 1986 in Mogadishu, Somalia) is a photographer based in Glasgow. Abukar is interested in documenting issues such as cultural identity, gender identities, the African diaspora experience and immigrant experiences.
Najma is continuously documenting the work that Küche does from our cooking workshops to food-led events. Najma is leading on our 'Home and Hospitality' Community Crockery Project. Visit our 'Community' page here for more information.