Fellowship

Fellow 2020

Yasmin Ahmed during Propositions #10: Instituting Otherwise, 7 December 2019, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, photo: Tom Janssen

Yasmin Ahmed

Organizer and facilitator Yasmin Ahmed is active in various movements for social transformation in local and international contexts. Her political work is based in anti-imperialist solidarity and collective praxis, particularly with the liberation struggles in Palestine and the Philippines. This is realized through on-the-ground mobilization; developing and delivering education; and facilitating sites for movement building. She is a co-coordinator of the Basic Activist Kitchen (2019–ongoing), a project born in the context of Trainings for the Not-Yet (2019–2020) at BAK, which she participated in with her political collective Revolutionaire Eenheid (RE). The Basic Activist Kitchen is being developed to a long-term initiative, rooted in facilitating community building. In RE, her role is in alliance and coalition work, she is active in the International Women’s Alliance, and sits on the coordinating committee of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, an organization that strives to realize the unity, cooperation, and coordination of anti-imperialist and democratic struggles throughout the world. Ahmed lives and works in Amsterdam.

Yasmin Ahmed

Organizer and facilitator Yasmin Ahmed is active in various movements for social transformation in local and international contexts. Her political work is based in anti-imperialist solidarity and collective praxis, particularly with the liberation struggles in Palestine and the Philippines. This is realized through on-the-ground mobilization; developing and delivering education; and facilitating sites for movement building. She is a co-coordinator of the Basic Activist Kitchen (2019–ongoing), a project born in the context of Trainings for the Not-Yet (2019–2020) at BAK, which she participated in with her political collective Revolutionaire Eenheid (RE). The Basic Activist Kitchen is being developed to a long-term initiative, rooted in facilitating community building. In RE, her role is in alliance and coalition work, she is active in the International Women’s Alliance, and sits on the coordinating committee of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, an organization that strives to realize the unity, cooperation, and coordination of anti-imperialist and democratic struggles throughout the world. Ahmed lives and works in Amsterdam.

Fellowship Research Trajectory

Nine Fellowships are awarded to practitioners engaged with local communities and struggles for developing a focus on long lasting, mutual support with and through BAK as a public art institution. Former BAK Fellow and artist Jeanne van Heeswijk joins this strand as BAK Associate to conceptually guide the research and work on forms of proximity and building connections.

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