After sharing stories and creative works amongst ourselves as a group in the past weeks, on the last Sunday before the opening we will decide what we want to share with an audience, and how to do so. In a collective decision-making proces we will fill the space with (some of) our works, for example on large pieces of paper backdrops, TV screens with materials and tables with clay works and booklets.
The tactility of objects, fabric, and hand stitching, have a universal language with a power to convey our immediate realities, our wishes, desires and our complexity.
Clowning: a workshop about clowning and the making of joy within the practice of solidarity and healing.
In this workshop, I will give a short introduction what Ancestral communication technology can be. And how art making can stimulate remembering and opening a window for ancestors. Finding ways to connect to those ancestral memories that cannot be found in texts or archives.
Themes such as 'women's challenges, sexuality and new environments' being highlighted in Parisa's visual work, she also believes in the power of co-creation through workshops.
For this workshop, our focus would be on exploring the basics of building a poem. Together, we will learn to utilize words as paint to tell stories/poems.
Rochita's workshop practice is influenced by Adrienne Maree Brown, by Edouard Glissant’s work on relationality, by Rolando Vazquez and various thinkers on decoloniality and decolonial practice. Her interest lies in stimulating and encouraging makers, thinkers and dreamers to explore beyond what is the comfort zone.
In this workshop Maha will talk about, and practice together, with rope play, role play and consent. Paying attention to submissive (queer, migrant, refugee) narratives and experiences, and placing it in a political perspective (with topics like SM, shaming, safety, privilege & consent). We will create a safer environment to share stories, practice and have fun.
Bonjour! I’m maman Nasser, and I’m a proud mother of one child. I arrived in South Africa 6 years ago and I’m one of the women in the Congolese community. I'm living in Port Elizabeth and I'm a business woman who sells congolaise food. Since I was young, I was praying to be a brave woman and now I am how I wanted to be. Even if here in South Africa there are no jobs, I survive by selling food and working in the salon. Even if it’s difficult, I know everything will work out for me.
Halleh Ghorashi (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Jeroen Kluck (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) and Hergen Spits (University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam UMC) will receive the Impact Award 2021 this year. Every year the Impact Award is presented to renowned researchers or research groups who make a meaningful contribution to society.