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The 5th edition of Moving Traditions: The Future of Black Pete

December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

(MIS)informed / Moving Traditions: symposium on imaging and traditions
On Friday, December 1, Amsterdam United, New 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 Felix de Rooy will speak about imaging in a historical perspective. Mitchell Esajas will speak about the exhibition of The Black Archives called ‘Black and Revolutionary: the story of Hermina and Otto Huiswoud’. Anousha Nzume will give a keynote about imaging in media with regard to the Black Pete discussion. Writer and performer Babs Gons 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 UvA on the Roetersstraat in Amsterdam on Friday, December 1 from 18:00 to 20:30 uur. The symposium takes place in the Theaterzaal.


The symposium is being organized by Amsterdam United, New Urban Collective / The Black Archives & IZI Solutions. It is the fifth edition of Moving Traditions and the second edition of (MIS) informed.