Inward Outward
17 March 2023

Inward Outward Symposium

Inward Outward Symposium 

Witnessing/Care & the Archive

16 & 17 March 2023 | Framer Framed (Amsterdam)

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The third edition of Inward Outward will take place March 16 & 17, 2023 at Framer Framed (Amsterdam) as a series of presentations and conversations, and a workshop.

The symposium Inward Outward investigates the status of moving image and sound archives as they intertwine with questions of coloniality, identity and race. Here, the archive is understood as resting in both physical structures (e.g. national, regional, local or personal) and less tangible ‘cultural archives’ (e.g. beliefs, knowledge, collective memories). Through the symposium, we bring theory and practice into dialogue by drawing together people from different professional and creative backgrounds.

The third Inward Outward takes place on March 16-17, 2023 at Framer Framed (Amsterdam) as a series of three lecture/conversation sessions and a workshop. This iteration of the symposium will focus on Witnessing/Care, with these two terms articulated in tandem. We mobilize Witnessing/Care together, as complementary practices, calling to each other as tools to move through the archive, but that may also be wielded in tension. These two words are deployed as verbs to highlight a form of implication, a refusal to conceive of archival work as a passive performance.

For the full programme, practical info & accessibility visit: here 



• WITNESSING | 10:00–13:00 CET
Speakers: Yvonne Ng (WITNESS), Amade M’Charek (University of Amsterdam), Daniela Agostinho (Aarhus University)


13:00-15:00: Break

• CARE | 15:00–18:00 CET
Speakers: Athambile Masola (University of Cape Town), Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (Haus der Kulturen der Welt – HKW), Nikolaus Perneczky (Queen Mary University of London)



• WORKSHOP (Closed) | 10:00–13:00 CET
Facilitated by: Carine Zaayman (Research Center for Material Culture/Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen) & Stevie Nolten (Sound & Vision)


13:00-15:00: Break

Speakers: Noor Abuarafeh (Artist), Sites of Memory (Jennifer Tosch, Katy Streek & Performance Collective of Sites of Memory), Aylin Kuryel (University of Amsterdam)


18:00-19:00: Borrel


Meanwhile you can get a taste of the publication from the previous symposium edition Emotion in the Archive (2021) with texts from Amal Alhaag, Teresa Cisneros, Stevie Nolten, Wigbertson Julian Isenia, Eliza Steinbock, Mary Huelsbeck, Cécile Accilien, Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Carine Zaayman, Daniela Agostinho, Imara Limon, Inez van der Scheer, Mirjam Linschooten, Sameer Farooq and Jue Yang discussing the status of moving images and sound archives as they intertwine with questions of coloniality, identity and race. You can read the publication online on our website or download the PDF here.