we had the pleasure to be part of @isdbund project ‚Telling our Stories’, conceptualizing and designing the digital exhibition.
This project was directed and created by Jeanne Nzakizabandi and Siraad Wiedenroth. Thank you for the trust.
Compiled as a 7 chapters podcast and digital exhibition ‚Telling our Stories‘ aims to attempt to narrate Black German history in its ambivalence and interconnection. In doing so, it focuses on the theme of migration and raises questions such as: how do subversive moments manifest? Where does the potential for identification exist for us today? What can be learned from a glimpse into the past?
Direction at Large & Concept: Siraad Wiedenroth
Project Management, Podcast Host & Concept: Jeanne Nzakizabandi @jeanne.nzk
Sound Concept & Production: Géneviève Lakoéle Lassey
Exhibition Concept & Web Design: Studio ABO @studio.abo
Website Development: @soco.graphics · Anna Greunig
Research: Merle Kondua
Texts and Editing: Jeanne Nzakizabandi, Merle Kondua
Proofreading: Eleonore Wiedenroth–Coulibaly
Transcription: Jan Weidner
Translation: Dehom Melissa Pereira Gnassingbe, Siraad Wiedenroth
Public Relations: Christelle Nkwendja-Ngnoubamdjum
Interviews with: Sandra Karangwa, Josephine Apraku, Mnyaka Sururu Mboro, Dr. Ismahan Wayah, Eleonore Wiedenroth–Coulibaly, Olga Macuacua, Dr. Natasha A. Kelly
Narrators: Christelle Nkwendja-Ngnoubamdjum, Eric Otieno
A special thank you goes to: Nicola Lauré al Samarai, Paul Arzten, Folasade Farinde, Kirsten Köhler, Adel Oworu, Bafta Sarbo & Eleonore Wiedenroth-Coulibaly
Typeface: Space Grotesk · Florian Karsten
Telling Our Stories is a project by the Initiative Schwarze Menschen e.V.
The project is funded by Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft (EVZ).
Mapping Artefact Migration is a long-term web-based research and archive project that aims to create a cartographic visualization of the digital archives of museums and institutions in Europe and North America. Focusing on the migration of artefacts from diverse cultures in the Middle East, Anatolia, the Balkans, Latin America, and Africa, this project utilizes hyperlinks collected from various institutional websites to establish connections not only to the migrations of artefacts, but also to digital spaces like web domains.
Borrowed Faces: The Digital Archive
Fehras Publishing Practices try to understand publishing practices in their relation to the political and cultural realm. Therefore the observation of archiving practices, cataloging systems, and their political dimension become a part of this investigation.
In the wake of the digitization of archives and libraries, the collective looks into new tendencies of how institutions and universities make specific inventories accessible to research aims. This movement raises questions about the ownership of the archive and new ways of writing history.
In this regard, Fehras decided to open their archive and make it accessible digitally to the public. The digital archive presented as a part of this installation gathers the archive of Borrowed Faces, which Fehras are collecting and commenting on since 2018. The visitors are invited to browse various entities such as publishers, magazines, institutions, etc., and read commented documents. The digital archive also offers the possibility of exploring possible connections between these entities. These connections aim to graphically present the complexity of cultural production and the interrelation between politics, culture, and funding on a global level.
This digital archive and The research of Borrowed Faces is facilitated with the support from Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme for 2020/21.
Borrowed Faces: The Digital Archive, 2021, installation, mixed media, dimensions variable. Installation view in the solo exhibition
Borrowed Faces: The Second Chapter, Fehras publishing Practices, Berliner Förderprogramm Künstlerische Forschung, 2021
Borrowed Faces: The Research Hub, 2021, installation, mixed media, dimensions variable. Installation view in the solo exhibition
Borrowed Faces: Future Recall, Fehras publishing Practices, The Mosaic Rooms, London, 2021
Fehras Publishing Practices – Kenan Darwich, Omar Nicolas, Sami Rustom
We designed and developed a website including a calendar tool for Decolonize Berlin e.V..
Decolonize Berlin e.V. advocates for a critical examination of German colonialism and its continuities, such as racism within contemporary German society, recognition and critical reappraisal of colonial injustices, and decolonization of German society as a whole.
Art Direction and Website for ‘Passion Propaganda’ a Fashion brand from Istanbul
Working within the medium of 3D and web design, Cost of Gold examines the symbolic value of gold in its natural state. Through interactive visual storytelling, the user navigates within a 3D gold mine. In that way, the user has a spatial and size comparison of the amount of the gold in relation to the mine.
In Culture Inventory Atlas, there are nearly 15.000 cultural entities and artefacts marked and classified in a digital cartographic database. We created a website with a search engine and filtered map by entity group, type and location. The user can rediscover cultural properties by examining its historical information and original location. Originated in the geographic region of the Middle East, Anatolia, and the Balkan, the aim is to create an international and open source cultural property database.
A digital publishing project, Ikonographie des Dataismus, explores three different historical belief and value systems: Theism, Humanism and Dataism. Through the lens of iconographic imagery, web and literature research, this project aims to set analogies of contrasting visual languages of each belief and value systems.