Last Thursday I accompanied the Ajax and Manchester United supporters to the Amsterdam Arena, squeezed together in the metro. However, where they turned left at the Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena station, I walked right to the Bijlmer Public Library. There, the panel discussion ‘Self-Made’ took place about self-representation of women from former Yugoslavia. The event was organised for the occasion of the launch of an exhibition, which was one of the outcomes of the research project “Visualising the Invisible.
Yesterday Aletta, Institute of Women’s History was visited by two feminist scholars from former Yugoslavia. Jelena Petrovic en Marijana Mitrovic were in the Netherlands as guests of Framer Framed and Imagine IC in Amsterdam. And those institutions were so kind to invite a number of us to lunch with them to exchange ideas and learn from each other. I was one of the lucky ones to get invited. It turned out to be an interesting exchange of views and ideas.