Join us for an evening of queer stories and interactions during the Queer Poetry Night at Framer Framed on the 6th of August. In commemoration of Pride, Unwanted Words and LIMBO present a stage for community engagement and a safer space for queer expression.

In collaboration with Utrecht University, BOOST and Framer Framed cordially invite you to the final conference Refugee Youth, Public Space and Artistic Practice, a research project on the everyday experiences of young refugees and asylum seekers in public spaces. The conference will take part in BOOST and Framer Framed, with a two-day programme consisting of academic and artistic contributions, workshops, as well as food presentations.

On Monday June 27th, the LIMBO exhibition at VU Views at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will be opened to the public. LIMBO is an exhibition created as an accumulation of content made during a workshop series for and by queer/refugee/migrant community organizers & artists. The exhibition is the always evolving result of a creative research collaboration between Framer Framed, Refugee Academy (VU Amsterdam), Alaa Ammar and queer/refugee/migrant community organizers & artists.

On March 27 2022 at 14:00h, the exhibition LIMBO is opening with a queer program. LIMBO is an exhibition created as an accumulation of content made during a workshop series for and by queer/refugee/migrant community organizers & artists. LIMBO is a creative research collaboration between Framer Framed, Refugee Academy (VU Amsterdam), Alaa Ammar for psychological first aid and queer/refugee/migrant community organizers & artists.

More and more, the societal implications of scientific research and the associated responsibility of the researcher is being stressed and rethought. Engaged scholarship is one way in which scholars approach doing research and position their work within society. Yet, what does being an engaged scholar mean exactly? How is engaged scholarship approached from various disciplines and methodological traditions, and to what extent do these differ? What are the implications of the various shapes and forms in which engaged scholarship can be approached?

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.

LIMBO

Enabling and Obstructing Flow through Creative Co-Creation

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Safe Enough To Be Brave

For the last issue (#62) of FOAM Magazine, Fabian Holle and Alaa Ammar co-wrote a paper...

Queer Poetry Night x LIMBO

Join us for an evening of queer stories and interactions during the Queer Poetry Night...

DEFIANCE DOLLS, with Sarah Naqvi

The tactility of objects, fabric, and hand stitching, have a universal language with a...

CLOWNING, with Mala Badi

Clowning: a workshop about clowning and the making of joy within the practice of...

FIMO CLAY - ancestral communication technology, with Jerrold Saija

In this workshop, I will give a short introduction what Ancestral communication...

BIOGRAPHICAL DRAWING, with Parisa Akbarzadehpoladi

Themes such as 'women's challenges, sexuality and new environments' being highlighted in...

POETRY, with Lamin Barrow

For this workshop, our focus would be on exploring the basics of building a poem....

STORY CREATION, with Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

Rochita's workshop practice is influenced by Adrienne Maree Brown, by Edouard Glissant’s...