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For the past five years, the Delfina Foundation has been facilitating cultural exchange with the greater Middle East and North Africa from its headquarters in London. With a newly acquired town house next door, for which a promising design has been done by the London-based Studio Octopi and Shahira Fahmy Architects of Cairo, the foundation is set to become the largest international residency space in London, offering residencies for artists, curators and writers. Before construction starts, the new site will house a series of installations by the Toronto-based Iranian artist Abbas Akhavan, which were produced during a 10-week residency. Akhavan’s previous work has explored relationships between domesticity and trauma, where homes reveal the emotional scars of their owners.