Gustave Nouel is a designer and specialist in the art of painting. He is also a performance visual artist who appears at special occasions. His art is considered to have a creative bridging-function. He works and lives both in the Netherlands and Aruba. We got to know Gustave Nouel via our research area, Feijenoord, where he regularly collaborates with local initiatives such as Niffo. We invited Gustave to perform as a caricature portraitist at the Governing Urban Diversity conference Mini Festival. You can have your portrait drawn by this incredibly friendly and talented artist.
Rotterdam-based The Seed is a young urban foundation with a clear social profile. It aims to provide creative stimulation, growth and development to youth in deprived neighbourhoods, on both a personal and community level. They do it via events, creative guidance, personal development, workshops and coaching.
The Seed stimulates creative youth from a range of backgrounds and experiences acroos teh performing arts, theatre, music, visual arts and poetry. Together they coordinate events to showcase their work and bring communities together.
For the DIVERCITIES Mini-Festival, The Seed will present a shortened version of their most recent Spoken World project that combines art, spoken word, poetry, comedy and music. Every edition includes an exhibition by a local artist. The performers use a canvas as inspiration using it as the basis of their performance. Audiences are engaged via captivating poetry, pulsating rhythms, bridge-building comedy and stunning Visuals.
At the Divercities Festival, visitors can expect an exhibtion of the engaging works from the
talented Sai Rodriquez. Accompanied with the art exhibtion, you have the chance to listen to our local singer-song writer Kaoutar Gadir who will be accompanied with Amanda Almeida.
Throughout the festival there will also be chances to encounter the spoken-word poets who will be performing from among the crowd. Their pieces, thought-provoking and confronting, hilarious and uplifting, will not only be heard, but seen on their
bodies. They won’t be hard to miss!