Third Culture Kids

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Panel Discussion

During the online edition 'Roots goes digital' Amsterdam Roots Festival will spotlight Third Culture Kids; a generation of Dutch people who grew up with both the culture of (grand)parents and the social codes and rules of their immediate environment. For Third Culture Kids, switching between cultures is second nature. At the same time, they know better than anyone what it is like to be 'different'. Although not always easy, it can provide skills that fade boundaries and make creative processes possible. During 'Roots goes digital' we search for new definitions of roots and identity through talks, music, theatre, dance and poetry.

Thursday June 25th Andrew Makkinga will speak in Compagnietheater with a.o. alderman for culture Touria Meliani, writer and journalist Pete Wu, journalist and presenter Samya Hafsaoui, artist and activist Raul Balai, Kemo Camara, founder of the African diaspora platform Omek, Remco Dongor of advertising agency KAPOOOW and creative entrepreneur Ashlee Janelle Danso. How do they switch between different cultures in daily life? Do Third Culture Kids speak the language of the future? Follow this talk show to learn more about how Third Culture Kids are conquering their place in the globalizing world. Furthermore there will be a performance by poet and artist Babeth Fonchie.

This program is developed in collaboration with the Compagnietheater.

Samya Hafsaoui

Journalist and moderator

Raul Balai

Visual artist and curator

Remco Dongor

Co-owner of ad agency KAPOOOW

Kemo Camara

Founder and CEO of Omek

Pete Wu

Journalist, writer and documentary maker

Ashlee Janelle Danso

Creative entrepreneur and storyteller (podcast Stories of YOUNG)

Babeth Fonchie

Poet and artist