Meet the Think Tank

22.09.2021

Meet the team of people working to redefine museum culture with Open Museum.

ICHRAF NASRI

Ichraf Nasri (she/her) is a Tunisian visual artist based in Brussels. Holder of a Master’s degree in Plastic Arts from the School of Fine Arts in Sousse, Tunisia, she complimented this curriculum with a Master’s degree in Photography at ENSAV la Cambre in Brussels. After this, she trained as a teacher and received her certification in 2018. Ichraf has taught photography and worked as a journalist during the 2011 Arab uprisings, where she published articles and interviews on Astrolabe TV.

A decolonial feminist and committed artist, she has been a part of the FemmesProd association since its inception. In October 2019, she founded Xeno-, an artistic platform and a research laboratory on intersectional feminist issues. Xeno- supports, promotes, and gives visibility to emerging national and international artists. She is the curator of Xeno- in partnership with artist Mélanie Peduzzi.

 

VANESSA VOVOR

Vanessa Vovor (she/her) is a European project coordinator and freelance consultant on race equity issues.

Her experience in intergovernmental organizations and NGOs has covered issues such as climate and energy policies, gender equality, and disability rights. Her various positions have led her to specialize in capacity building on these issues for different audiences. Vanessa currently works for the German Development Agency. She is also a freelance trainer and consultant on anti-racism and intersectionality issues, where she accompanies organizations and companies in their understanding of systemic racism and their approach to diversity and inclusion.

 

NOUR OUTOJANE

Nour Outojane (she/her) is a graduate of Maastricht University, where she studied an interdisciplinary course in gender studies, cultural studies, and sociology. This taught her how to articulate around decolonial thinking with scientific discourse and in the language of institutions, so she may be heard and understood there.

She also co-organized a queer and feminist festival, worked briefly for the Bonnenfantenmuseum as a video artist, and used artistic expression, particularly audio-visual, as a motor for change. Her work includes a documentary about four older women and their relationship to their own bodies and a short film highlighting the alienating effects of the exoticization of racialized people.

Currently, she works as a research and training officer at BePax, where she is developing a pedagogical tool on images that carry subtle racism. She is leading a project to create a digital platform and performance in chosen non-mixity, and she is making a short film on isolation and its connection to migration. With her work, she hopes to celebrate, question, and transform.

 

SAMUEL HUS

Samuel Hus (he/him) is a bilingual Brussels native with a huge passion for his city. He studied politics at the VUB and was actively involved in the study circle VrijOnderzoek. To continue this socially critical reflection, he joined the Museum of Capitalism. He helped to develop this travelling exhibition, which is an attempt to question this complex system that nevertheless structures our lives.

In addition, Samuel is fighting for more climate and social justice. He does this through his involvement in the organization of the Belgian Climate Justice Camp.

His museological affinity lies with Wunderkammer museums and old crafts.

 

APOLLINE VRANKEN

Since 2014, Apolline Vranken (she/her) has been involved in the Cercle Féministes de l’ULB and is passionate about issues of gender relations in space and urban equality. She investigated these themes in her final work “From Beguinages to Feminist Architecture,” published by the University of Women in 2018. Apolline Vranken graduated in architecture in 2017 and worked for more than two years as a project manager for the non-profit organization L’Ilot-Sortir du sans-abrisme and as an architect.

Today, she is a FNRS doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Architecture at La Cambre-Horta ULB. With the platform L’Architecture qui dégenre, she is also at the initiative of the Belgian edition of the Matrimony Days.

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