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Born in the UK to an Iranian mother, Alinah witnessed second-hand the impact of the Iranian revolution, and has a particular interest in issues of freedom, diversity, human rights and the democratic process, reflected in works such as Freedom Square (2013), a touring flag-based installation giving voice to over 400 people in its production
In her work she tries to cross borders of both medium and culture, both in her practice and the way it interfaces with society. For example, through her current touring project, Burning the Books - a collaborative performance work offering a deeply human and multi-dimensional look at debt and its impact on the individual and society - she is working with cultural, faith, social and academic sectors, campaigners, economists and people on the street.