Your Foam 20/21

Want to know what the Your Foam team of 20/21 is up to? Stay updated about the different assignments and events organised by nine enthusiastic students.

The Your Foam 20/21 team consists of nine MBO students from the following studies: Media Manager (Media College Amsterdam), Event Producer (ROC van Amsterdam) and Media and Editing (ROC van Amsterdam). As an interdisciplinary team, they carry out challenges for various Foam departments, such as including a young audience at their own events, portraying subcultures among young people in a publication and creating workshops that are relevant to MBO students. The content and shape of the assignments is managed by the group itself. In this way, they provide Foam with advice and lay a foundation for the future.

“We are Luca, Ruya, Celine, Sara, Maura, Chiara, Jalicya, Marelva and Alice. Together we shape a diverse group of motivated students who are committed to Foam by introducing initiatives and looking at the organisation with a fresh and critical outlook. To inspire more young people to visit the museum we use creative marketing and our understanding of like-minded young people for innovative ideas. Diversity is an important concept within our group. We, therefore, aim to make content in which all young people, from all groups in society, can identify with. Your Foam gives us the space to gain knowledge in a safe environment so that all participants dare to express themselves.”

The team is supervised by external professional Yahaira Gezius.
-> Visit the project page Your Foam for more information about the project.

Your Foam, 2021 © Foam. Photo: Ashley Bruinhart.

In the present world, ‘the digital’ is impossible to ignore. Meanwhile, we sometimes tend to forget it has not always been like this. In this workshop created by MBO students for MBO students, you will take a big step back to the time of analogue photography.

This new formulated workshop about analogue photography was created by Your Foam 20/21 and consists of three parts. Before you go out in groups to capture objects, people, or your environment in your way, you will learn about basic photography terminologies. During photographing you will also look differently at imagery than how you are typically used to. You no longer have the opportunity to take countless photos and you can’t immediately see what you have captured. Only in the last segment, when the film has been developed and printed, you will be able to review the photos. This is when you will be able to decide which photos are picture-perfect in your eyes.

Your Foam 2021 aims to give subcultures among young people a platform on which they can tell their stories with the use of photography. They are working on producing a glossy in which young photographers (between the ages of 16 and 25) are being offered a platform. These young talents tell stories about different subcultures within society.

The team considers it to be important to provide young people in various subcultures a platform. In addition, it was also important to make it more accessible for young talent to get their first publication in a glossy.

Your Foam is a close collaboration with study programmes of ROC TOP, ROC of Amsterdam and Mediacollege Amsterdam.

Your Foam is supported by Fonds 21, VSB Fonds and Lerak Foundation.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members and the VandenEnde Foundation.

In 2021 Foam receives additional support from Kickstart Cultuurfonds and the Mondriaan Fund.


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