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Open Space

Open Space

The Open Space provides a space for people to reflect on and reimagine ethnographic museum and collection work.

In the Open Space, we seek to present a diverse range of perspectives from critical reflections and experimental works to new theoretical framings and approaches to researching, curating and engaging the collections. As we provide a platform to various voices and ideas, the opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the NMVW.

Refusal & Resistance

Refusal and Resistance in 50 years Bijlmer

Within the context of ’50 years Bijlmer’, Imagine IC and the RCMC collaborated on creating a video exhibition that explores Refusal and Resistance in the Bijlmer over the past 50 years.
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RV-A274-40 - RCMC

Sailor Shirts and Photographs: A Research Diary

It has taken me some time to find my footing. Not only to orientate myself geographically, although that too. In the cool, dark and cavernous building that...
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Diasporic Objects - Research Center for Material Culture

Thoughts on the Diasporic Objects Symposium

The inspiring presentations and follow up questions coming from the audience confronted everyone that attended the symposium with ongoing issues...
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Ghassan Hage interview | RCMC

Interview with Ghassan Hage

Wayne Modest interviews Professor Ghassan Hage, RCMC Distinguished Fellow of 2018, about his work on decolonization and multiculturalism.
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Decentring from within the centre?

Decentring from within the centre?

The history of design, as it is generally understood in the West, is intricately connected to the historical processes of industrialisation and modernisation.
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Rajkamal Kahlon

Hyper Empathy Syndrome

Empathy is understood as the ability to feel or enter into the emotions of another. The science fiction writer Octavia Butler, in her dystopic novels ...
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Kyle Whyte MSU - Research Center for Material Culture

A Conversation on Indigenous Philosophy, the Anthropocene, and Museums

Wayne Modest interviewed Kyle about his work on environmental justice and indigenous philosophy, and his thoughts on the role of museums.
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Kadara Enyeasi

Kadara Enyeasi

Ema Edosio interviewed photographer Kadara Enyeasi about his work and the role of fashion photography in Nigeria and beyond.
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Lubee Abubakar

Lubee Abubakar

Ema Edosio interviewed photographer Lubee Abubakar about her work and the role of fashion photography in Nigeria and beyond.
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