HvA Bibliotheek

Holding Space for All Our Stories (ENG)

Keynote Aminata Cairo


What does it mean to be a global citizen? What does it mean for the wealth of stories that we carry and share with each other? We are confronted with the fact that we have historical legacies that have contributed to patterns of inequality and inequity in dealing with each other and the world. Now that we are aware, what does that mean for our responsibility to improve that situation, if we so choose? Aminata will take us on a journey on how we can look at the stories we want to hold for each other and what it requires from us.

About Aminata

Anthropologist, psychologist, educator, storyteller, “love-worker “, Aminata Cairo is the former lector of Inclusive Education at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and the current lector of Social Justice and Diversity in the Arts at the Amsterdam University of the Arts. In her applied anthropological work with students, education and community organizations she continually strives to promote the validity of all stories. She is particularly interested in honoring and celebrating the voices and stories unheard, overlooked, silenced and marginalized.  Her work is exemplified in her book:  Holding Space: A Storytelling Approach to Trampling Diversity and Inclusion (2021).

  • 📆 Thursday 23 November 2023

  • ⏱️ 09.30 – 11.00

  • 📍Wibautstraat 3B - Amsterdam

  • 💰 Free entrance

  • ♿️ Wheelchair friendly

About Think Global Festival

The Think Global Festival is the AUAS's annual event about the value of internationalisation for our teaching and research. The festival offers inspiration about international issues for staff, students and interested parties. This year, the focus is on global citizenship and engagement. The event will explore what this actually means, and discuss whether it is important that we are all educated to be global citizens.

Gepubliceerd door  FLOOR 2 november 2023


Startdatum 23 nov


09:30 - 11:00 uur



Wibautstraat 3b

1091 GH Amsterdam

020 595 4955