The Eye I Live In: artists book and zine making workshop with Nadira Husain and Krishan Rajapakshe

▬ Language: English
▬ Participants can register via email: minitremu (at)
▬ Zine making supplies will be provided, lunch / tea / coffee included
*fC is an art education program based at the Weißenesee Academy of Art and Design Berlin. It is designed for people who have experienced flight, for people who come with a migration experience and it is BIPoC*((Black, Indigenous & People of Color) centered. Our main goal is to open up access to art and design education for those people who do not have access to art universities in Germany.
By coming to Timisoara to meet you for a few days, we would like to reflect with you
on these issues of inclusion and access to art education in your context. We would
also like to experiment with you on how certain artistic methods can be tools to give
visibility, to tell one's story, to claim or to transform.
One can want to enter the institution and transform it from within, but one can also stay outside the institution and create one's own structures.
”The Eye I Live In” workshop is a proposal for a perspective, an angle of approach to address artistic discourses based on our subjectivity. Our narratives, our memories, our notions, our individuals, our commons and our legacy... what matters to us. The Eye I live in is the eye of our position. How do we want to see society? How we make society is up to us.
”The Eye I Live In” is an open invitation to explore your realities, your subjectivity, your commitments and what matters to you, and to position your expectations in the form of a collective artists' book, reflecting on artistic pedagogies, to which each of you will contribute in an artistic way.

”The term ‘artists’ books’ refers to publications that have been conceived as artworks in their own right, unlike an art book, catalog or monograph that tend to showcase artworks created in another medium. These projects are generally inexpensive, often produced in large or open editions, and are
democratically available. The book is a medium that allows an artist’s work to be accessible to a multitude of people in different locations at any given time.” - from Printed Matter, Inc. the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists books and related publications.

Image: Drawing by Nadira Husain and Krishan Rajapakshe

My name is Nadira Husain (she/her), I have been a teacher and mentor at *foundationClass since 2017, teaching primarily painting, expanded painting and drawing. I am a visual artist, whose practice explores visual forms on issues of postmigration, transculturality and cultural hybridity. In parallel to the *fC, I am also a guest professor at UdK where I coteach with Marina Naprushkina. Besides, I am regularly involved in self-organized collective initiatives and projects that aim to
operate from antiracist and intersectional perspectives in the field of art. I come from a multi- cultural background, Indian, Muslim and French.
I am Krishan Rajapakshe. (They/them) an Artist and Designer. I was born and raised in Sri Lanka. Now Berlin is a HOME. As an artist, my drawings and design practices are negotiated by producing counternarrated Images and translating them
into publishing formats in the migration context.
I am an art-design educator at the *foundationClass since 2019 and also taught as a drawing guest professor at the Weissensee academy of art, berlin 2021/22. I see collaborative artist practices as a way of making politics/friends and commoning the aesthetics. I am one of the founding members of the Zick magazine published in Dresden, ColourfulVoices collective in Berlin and a member of *foundationClass collective.
This project is part of the national cultural programme “Timișoara—European Capital of Culture in the year 2023” and is funded by the Municipality of Timișoara, through the Center for Projects.

+ Partners: Synopsis Media, Beta - bienala timişoreană de arhitectură, P.U.N.C.H., Inspectoratul Școlar General al Județului Timiș, Liceul Jean Louis Calderon, Școala Gimnazială nr.1, Identity Education, Universitatea de Științele Vieții Regele Mihai I din Timișoara, Casa Jakab Toffler, Fundația ARTeast / B5 Studio, Magma Contemporary Medium, Art Basics for Children (ABC Brussels), Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art,, Asociația Contrasens, Aethernativ Cafe, Studio Peisaj (listă deschisă)
++ Media Partners: Iscoada, Scena 9, Revista Arta, Gen revista, West City Radio (listă deschisă)
◠ The workshop is part of ”Outside the School”, a component of the ”Knowledge Fields” trail (along with Kinema Ikon, Asociația Foc și Pară / Indecis, Asociația Doar Mâine) in the "Timișoara 2023 - European Capital of Culture". It is financed by the City of Timișoara, coordinated and organised by the Center for Projects. Co-funded by A.F.C.N. through the multi-year program ”Art-me - Reintroduction in artistic education.”

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