Sunday 13 December



Humans store and humans collect. Our possessions reaffirm who we are, where we come from, go to and what we value. If you would place some of these things in a shrine, what would that look like?

During this Therapy Session you are invited to trace your origins: your background and roots; your core values and key figures. Your guides during this session are our guest editor Fresco Sam-Sin and Theodoor Adriaans (Fragments of Community Dressing).

Because, think about it: every single one of us has objects that deserve a place of honor and worship in our lives and in our homes. While you might aesthetically feel that your great-grandmother’s vase clashes with your Hello Kitty collection, this session is in fact seeking to connect those things that you would normally not bring together. This session will set you on your way to look back to the people and memories that brought you where you are today, and place them together in your own, personal shrine; taking them with you towards the future.


Start: Fresco will take a moment to set the scene. After this Theodoor start: participants are asked to follow their hearts and decide on a theme that they want to explore (should you already want to think about this? Then try to think in terms of:. heritage, upbringing, idols, colors that carry your personal memories, places you visit in your dreams etc. There is no right or wrong in this).

Then: time to collect the things that, for you, represent your theme. You are invited to share with us the stories behind your choice.

Last step is to take your time and start to create a place that can become your personal shrine of origins. For example: your wall, your closet, your dresser). Decorate it in any way that you want. You can use glitters, paint, buttons, fabric, photo’s. Anything works. The result does not have to be finished or pretty. We are satisfied when we have set you on your way to think about what a shrine could mean for you, and how it may connect you to your origins, whatever that may be.

Shrine by Sabine Bolk

I chose Barbapapa as a leading figure in my shrines. When I was a child and didn't feel well, I watched Barbapapa so many times, that my mother got the video from the video store.

My parents now still give me presents from Barbapapa. I believe Barbapapa is a really interesting role model. He is not welcomed with open arms, but always remains friendly and kind. He always wants to be helpful and is very flexible.

shrine by chanel trapman

During the Therapy Session, I discovered that I already had some really meaningful items laying around in different places in my house, but now I could unite all these objects in my  Shrine with a story. 
What normally used to be a shelf full with meaningless clutter is now a place decorated with important memories, reminding me of who I am now and where I want to go in the future.



  • Sunday 13 December 11:00 – 12:30


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