The challenge of social justice and diversity for the arts and culture sector with AHK-Lector Aminata Cairo

Sunday 13 November 2022, 11:00 - 13:00 hrs.
Adyen Rokin 49
Rokin 49
1012KS Amsterdam

In the lecture series ‘Entrepreneurship’ of the master DAS Creative Producing in collaboration with Adyen, Aminata Cairo, Lector Social Justice and Diversity in the Arts at the AHK, will give a lecture on her book ‘Holding Space’ and on how to maintain diverse relationships on Sunday, November 13 at 11am-1pm @ Adyen office Rokin 49. This November lecture will focus on art, social justice and diversity. How can you bridge seemingly insurmountable differences? What strategies can you use to build different and sustainable relationships? (lecture is in Dutch)

Admission free.

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Aminata Cairo, Lector Social Justice and Diversity in the Arts at the AHK, currently works as an independent consultant and researcher in the field of diversity and inclusion, and in that capacity advises various higher education institutions and organizations in the Netherlands on inclusive leadership and inclusive education. Her previous positions include lecturer in Inclusive Education at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, diversity officer at Leiden University, Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and she has been involved in numerous research projects in the areas of anthropology, diversity and creating inclusive and safe learning and working environments. She has several publications on diversity and inclusion to her credit and is involved in several idealistic foundations and organizations as an advisor and board member. In 2016, she was knighted in the Order of the Palm for her contribution to culture by the government in Suriname. In 2018, she was nominated for "Lecturer of the Year.

This lecture is in collaboration with Adyen. The company Adyen was founded in 2006, in the city center of Amsterdam, by a group of Dutch entrepreneurs. Adyen is a payments platform that processes for leading companies around the world. Currently, the organization has more than 2000 employees and 27 offices around the world. In 2021, Adyen opened additional office space at the Rokin, in the same city center where the company’s journey began. To engage with, and give back to, the city of Amsterdam, the company opens up its offices for Amsterdammers in collaboration with the Academy of Theatre and Dance. Within its education, the academy explores the ways in which art can contribute to shaping the world, based on a firm belief that art can set people and realities in motion and has, for some time, wished to present themselves outside the university walls.

Lecture: Sunday November 13th 11.00h-13.00h. Location: Adyen office @ Rokin 49 / Want to join? Please email to