Over de rol van kunst in een globaliserende samenleving

Framer Framed

Art work: Betul Ellialtioglu - 'Snail Ebru' (2021)

1 jul 2021
19:30 - 21:00

Home is a story you carry on your back

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We would like to invite you to a special storytelling evening where a community of storytellers from ASKV PAO-Amsterdam will be curating their own storytelling performances at Framer Framed.

Everyone in Amsterdam has a different story. These are the folk stories we learned at our grandmothers’ and fathers’ feet before we came here. 

Featuring tellers of folk stories from Nigeria, Ghana and Iran, we share the roots of our people in a celebration of the culture that comes here to live in Amsterdam. All the tellers in the performance have participated in the 6-week programme Home is a story you carry on your back run for undocumented migrants by ASKV PAO. During a difficult year, the course provided a refuge where they could express, enjoy art and remember our culture with pride.

This project creates an inclusive place of welcome that invites selected participants to develop stories from their home culture. In doing so they’re able to experience a sense of community while remembering the values they bring with them from their home culture.

19:00 – The door opens
19:30 – Welcome and introduction by Framer Framed and ASKV PAO
19:40 – Storeis from Nneke and Wilson
20:05 – Break
20:20 – Storeis from Saba and Amir
20:45 – Music
21:00 – End of the program

The event is free and in English. We have limited spots. Registration is necessary to join.

ASKV / Steunpunt Vluchtelingen
There are hardly any facilities in the Netherlands for undocumented refugees who can’t or dare to return to their homeland. Amsterdams Solidariteits Komitee Vluchtelingen (ASKV) and Steunpunt Vluchtelingen were established in 1987 to fill this gap. In 1997, they merged to form ASKV/Steunpunt Vluchtelingen and in 2019, ASKV started PAO – Project Activiteiten Ongedocumenteerden (project activities for undocumented people).

ASKV PAO organises day activities, practical learning paths and courses that allow undocumented refugees to work towards a realistic future. The participants gain skills in furniture making, cutting, web design, sewing, bicycle repair and much more.

The storytelling evening is part of the ASKV PAO program, where a group of participants trained to tell stories together with storyteller Simon Hodges. Framer Framed is hosting the final presentation of the course in its venue in cooperation with the ASKV PAO.

Community & Learning / Migratie / Oral History /


Home is a story you carry on your back
Volksverhalen uit Nigeria, Eritrea, Niger, Iran en Saoedi-Arabië
Home is a story you carry on your back
Volksverhalen uit Niger, Nigeria, Iran en St. Eustatius


Simon Hodges

Simon Hodges