The people who work and study at the Roeterseiland complex represent a diverse medley of backgrounds and life stories. It is high time for an exhibition with the theme of inclusion, for students and PhD candidates! Through this project, we aim to inquire into what is visible and what is not. The inclusive expression of stories at the Roeterseiland Campus will be exhibited from 4 February 2020!
For those participants who would like to submit a work, we ask them to seek inspiration with regard to the concepts of storytelling and inclusion. The purpose of the 'Let Me Tell You' project is to honour the diversity of the people who make use of the Roeterseiland buildings and to start a discussion not just about what can be shown by images, but also about what is generally not shown. Which stories are familiar and which are not, and what role do processes of authority and power play in this? Can you bring into focus that which is usually not visible? The buildings here are used by people with various backgrounds and identifications, and each person carries their own stories. The question is how we can show a more complete story. The project's finale will be an exhibition starting 4 February 2020 in the hall of REC A, featuring the most expressive submissions, to be selected by a jury.
The workshops and the submission deadline for the exhibition will be in the first semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. The actual exhibition will take place from 4 February 2020. 'Let me tell you' is an initiative of the FMG FSR and the FMG diversity officer.
On 4 February Agneta Fischer – dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) – will open the exhibition that is the result of the Let Me Tell You project. Students who have brought in works for the exhibition, will also be there to explain their motivation to join the project. The FSR FMG and the FMG diversity officer cordially invite all those who are interested in the project and its outcome to join us and celebrate the opening with us.
Date and time: Tuesday 4 February 2020, 16:00
Location: Roeterseiland A, Hall, first floor (‘floating Island’)
No registration is required.
Participants who want to submit something for the exhibition are free to use whatever method and materials they prefer. The submission could be a painting, a picture, a design or a collage, in which images and words combine to tell a story. Use your imagination! Please note that we will only be able to feature two-dimensional works. Make sure to carefully read the technical requirements (see below).
We would like participants to keep in mind that any submissions should respond to one or more of the following questions.
Check out the practical info below for more details.
Practical information for registration for the Let Me Tell You exhibition
Practical information with regard to submitted works:
In 2020, the selected works will be exhibited for six months, from February until the summer of 2020. The exhibition will be located in REC ABCD, immediately to the left of the entrance and on the first floor. These locations currently feature other visual material.
The submitted works will be photographed and foil printed, as only foil imaging is permitted on display in these locations.
Even if you have nothing to submit, you can still participate in one of the inspiring and artistic workshops.
The Black Archives is a unique historical archive for inspiring conversations, activities and literature from Black and other perspectives that are often overlooked elsewhere.
The archive is located in the Ons Suriname (Our Suriname) association building in Amsterdam East. This year, 2019, marks the association's 100-year anniversary. In this context, The Black Archives is conducting research into the hidden history of Surinamese people in the Netherlands, including special stories about resistance, migration and the emancipation of different generations of Suriname people who moved to the Netherlands after leaving the former colony.
The Black Archives tries to render these stories visible by means of art and public activities. During the workshop, we will share tips, insights and techniques about finding and sharing hidden histories and stories.
This workshop will consist of:
The attendees of the workshop will learn to use an event from their own life to structure a story that is both catchy and interesting for the listener. Working with the meaning of stories helps the participants understand why they wish to tell a particular story and what the core of the story they wish to convey. Additionally, we will also examine more generally how to the structure stories and the skills you need to convey a story successfully. The workshop will be taught twice, once in Dutch and once in English.
About Farnoosh Farnia: Theatre & Performing Arts Farnoosh was born in Iran and fled to the Netherlands with her family at the age of five. She was trained as a storyteller for children and in telling stories in Dutch Sign Language. Her passion is to tell multidisciplinary stories; storytelling mixed with theatre, dance, music and Sign Language. She’s one of the founders of the Amsterdam based youth theatre group DEGASTEN. Farnoosh is co-founder and teacher at Mezrab Storytelling School and furthermore works as a programmer for the location theatre festival Oerol and as theatre advisor for Fonds Podiumkunsten (Fund for the Performing Arts)
This workshop was designed for students and PhD candidates who intend to submit a work for the exhibition of the Let Me Tell You project. They will therefore have priority registration.
During this workshop, we want to look for the core of the story you intend to tell, to define it and to help shape it into an image. To this end, we will use the materials brought in by the participants themselves (objects, visual material, quotes, etc.). Important questions during this workshop:
We will send out an email with preparation instructions to make sure everyone is well prepared for the workshop.
About Kaper & Van der Worm:
Arletta Kaper: visual artist (ArteZ, fashion design). Lecturer/coach at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. Arletta has also developed her skills as a lecturer and coach through training at the Bildung Academie, among other things.
Mattie van der Worm: visual artist (Rijksacademie, mixed media). Mattie is a member of the building team (bouwteam) of the Bildung Academie, where he also works as a guide.