An Embodied Education I’m sitting in the corner of a classroom, watching five actors getting ready for their upcoming play. There is some tension among the actors and they appear a bit nervous. Each of them has her or his own way of preparing. Meanwhile, I am just looking around, observing the classroom: the tables […]
Credits: Gabriela Bustamante Brenda Bartelink, researcher in our research team, has obtained a grant for a research and design project in which the stories of African-Dutch women are central. The lives and bodies of African-Dutch women in the Netherlands are often discussed in terms of problems around female circumcision, rushed or forced marriages or particular […]
Dr. Kim Knibbe, Festival We Make the City Part of our research focuses on the African Diaspora, both in terms of the religious leaders and their views on health and sexuality, and in terms of the stories of individual migrants. People migrate from Sub Saharan African countries for all sorts of reasons; to study, […]
Notes from a working conference in the Hague. How do African Christian churches in the Netherlands approach the issue of sexuality? What is the role of religious leaders in supporting youth and parents in navigating the complex topic of sex? These were some of the questions that were addressed during a working conference on […]
Mara Foundation is organizing a conference on ‘Third Culture Kids’ in The Hague. The Cultural Encounters project team will participate and present the research during the event. The program is attached below.
‘We are getting a better grip, but it is like a culture shock at first’, says the Ghanaian Dutch pastor in response to a presentation by Jelle Wiering about sexuality education in The Netherlands. The presentation takes place in a meeting between the research team and small group of influential pastors, who are interested in […]
Senior researcher in our team, Brenda Bartelink, writes blogs that are inspired by the fieldwork and research for this project. Please find a selection below. The following two were written on Vice Versa, a magazine for people working in International Development Cooperation, and inspired by the fieldwork in the project: Close encounters of a third […]
Between January and May 2018 the research team is engaged in a series of meetings and events to share the research findings with religious leaders, civil society and public health organisations. The series will finalize with a conference in The Hague on May 26th, where we will present and discuss a draft report and engage […]