Including a lecture by Dr. Meghann Ormond (GEO)
Are you curious to discover Wageningen through the eyes of someone else?
Then join our workshop and learn about how you can discover and celebrate the diversity that exists in your own city! This one-day event brings together Dutch university students and newcomers living in Wageningen; two groups who share connections with Wageningen, but rarely meet. You’ll learn how to use practical tools and concepts like ‘visual storytelling’, ‘counter-mapping’ and ‘heritage from below’ to view your city in a new light and connect to people from diverse backgrounds.
We will reflect on common representations of the town and use photography and storytelling techniques to represent and share our own experiences of Wageningen. We will create a space to talk about how Wageningen is shaped by everyday stories and all people living there - both migrants and locals. This allows us to think about diversity and integration in a new way, through the eyes, stories and images of locals and migrants.
- Dutch university students who grew up in the Netherlands- Refugees who recently came to the Netherlands
What to bring?- A desire to explore and share own connections to places in Wageningen- Curiosity of other people's favorite places in Wageningen- An interest in learning about photography and storytelling techniques for social change- Have working knowledge of English (support/interpretation can be given in Dutch)
What do you get?- Reflect and share your experience of meaningful places in Wageningen- Get training in active listening, photography and storytelling techniques- Learn how applying a photo method (visual counter-mapping) contributes to cultural diversity and current integration challenges- Create meaningful connections with fellow Wageningers from different cultural backgrounds
The workshop is for free, but there are limited spots (16!). You will need to submit an application and we will accept applications on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to invite participants which ensure a diverse group.
This event is a part of the Roots Guide project (https://www.facebook.com/rootsguide/) a project by Pocket Stories, Rehab Eldalil, Dr. Meghann Ormond and Hamzah Kashash.This special event is created in collaboration with OtherWise, Welkom in Wageningen and Thuis.
We provide you a delicious lunch from Food of Cultures and coffee/tea/snacks during the day.