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Research project

Field Labs: Testing Intersectional Approaches to Inclusive Actions

Subproject of the NWO Smart Culture Grant research project 'The Critical Visitor'.

2020 - 2025
NWO Smart Culture Grant NWO Smart Culture Grant

Prof. dr. Hester Dibbits (Amsterdam University of the Arts and Erasmus University) and Dr. Dirk van den Heuvel (TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut)

Credit: Olle Lundin

Field Labs: Testing Intersectional Approaches to Inclusive Actions at museum/archive partner’s sites to evaluate current practices with SWOT analysis, further refine for broader application, and inventory recommended intersectional approaches relating to cultural solidarity, digitization for decolonizing, institutional transformation, and accessible storytelling; resulting in a published white paper bundle.

Intersectional Approaches: Theory Lab 1

Host: RCMC, Tropen Museum, Feb. 2020

Intersectional Approaches: Solidarity Methods Lab 2

Host: RCMC, Volkenkunde Museums, Oct. 2020

Digitizing Archives to Decolonize: Practice Lab 3

Host: Charles Jeurgens, Dutch National Archives, Jan. 2021

Inclusion/Diversity Process Toolkit: Implementation Lab 4

Host: Inez Blanca van der Scheer from Studio-i, Olle Lundin from van Abbemuseum, Jan. 2022

Accessible Storytelling: Development Lab 5


Host: Imara Limon & Mirjam Sneeuwloper, The Amsterdam Museum, Jan. 2023

Final presentation of white paper bundle 

Launch party: Tropen, Spring/Summer 2024


Participation is reserved for invited speakers and consortium partners, each of whom can bring a new buddy along for Labs 2-5. Email Dibbits for further information.

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