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Unforgetting & Reconnecting: Story Mapping @BAK

BAK basis voor actuele kunst Utrecht hosts a series of trainings on the future of living together. With in this training: Unforgetting & Reconnecting.

Unforgetting & Reconnecting
is a process of deep reflection, inquiry, and investigation, done to build—or peel back—layers of context in the explication of history and the (re)construction of personal and social identities.

Historytelling combines rigorous narrative inquiry with the power of performative oral storytelling as a mode of knowledge exchange. This training utilizes maps, timelines, street names, landmarks, oral histories, archival material, and personal histories to uncover connections to ancestral homelands and historical parallels between old and new landscapes. In the words of Jouwe and Valentine: “Perhaps in the process, we will collectively remember that we are part of the intricate web of interaction that connects all life. And, that weourselves, are agents of history and social change.”

26–28 September
Daily 14–18 hrs, followed on weekdays by dinner at 18 hrs and preceded at the weekend by lunch at 13 hrs in the Basic Activist Kitchen. On Sunday 29 September at 15.00, there will be a separate event open to the general public: Unforgetting, a storytelling performance by Denise Valentine, followed by an intimate conversation with Denise and Nancy Jouwe.

What Unforgetting & Reconnecting: Story Mapping
Thur 26 till Sat 28 sept
BAK, Pauwstraat 13a, Utrecht
Individual days: €10 normal/€7.50 student discount / Combi ticket (three days): €24 normal/€18 student discount. Tickets include a daily meal at the Basic Activist Kitchen.
Free places: For each training, BAK provides a few free places for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. To apply, please send a short explanation (max. 120 words) to, at least four days prior to the training.
More info Check the full program of trainings here.