Symposium on imaging and traditions

On Friday, December 1, Amsterdam UnitedNew Urban Collective / The Black Archives & IZI Solutions organize a symposium on imaging and traditions. In recent years, the Black Pete figure has led to intense national and international discussions. Critics argue that Black Pete is a racist caricature of people of African origin that stems from colonial imagery. However, the discussion also shows how imaging about supporters and opponents is strongly determined by media and opinion formers. 

During the symposium, speakers from different disciplines will share knowledge and information about the Black Pete and imaging around this changing tradition. For example, film director/artist  will speak about imaging in a historical perspective.  will speak about the exhibition of The Black Archives called 'Black and Revolutionary: the story of Hermina and Otto Huiswoud'. will give a keynote about imaging in media with regard to the Black Pete discussion. Writer and performer  will conclude the symposium with a special act.

It will be a great program with many new insights. Get yourself informed and come to the University of Amsterdam / Universiteit van Amsterdam on the Roetersstraat in Amsterdam on Friday, December 1.The symposium takes place in the Theaterzaal at Crea. 

The walk in is at 18:00 and the symposium will start at 18:30. 

Do you want to be present? The meeting is free, but registration in advance is mandatory via:

The symposium is organized by  / & . It is the fifth edition of Moving Traditions and the second edition of the (MIS)informed symposium.

Locatie: CREA Amsterdam

Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, 1018 WV Amsterdam




1 dec 2017 - 18:00 tot 21:00
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