Bibliotheek Rotterdam x N8W8 x YungWorld
Playground (Free Entrance)
During MOMO Fabrique, N8W8 and Library Rotterdam are curating a program focusing on mental wellbeing and nightlife with special guests including journalist and non-fiction writer Haroon Ali and the YungWorld collective in the Sculpture Garden in the M4H area.
Local performers from YungWorld will give their personal perspective on nightlife in relation to mental well-being. Following this, acclaimed journalist and writer Haroon Ali will be interviewed by N8W8 about his take on these themes.
About Haroon Ali
Haroon Ali is a freelance journalist, interviewer, essayist and columnist for various dailies and public magazines. He mainly on culture, diversity and the zeitgeist. Ali has a Pakistani father and a Dutch mother, and was raised Muslim. He renounced his faith when he came out of the closet as gay at age 21. About those clashing identities, Ali wrote the nonfiction book “Half,” which was published by De Bezige Bij in September 2020. Ali has lived in Amsterdam all his life, but previously traveled the world as a travel journalist before the corona crisis forced him to stay closer to home.
Young artist from Rotterdam Delfshaven, have collected unheard stories from the neighbourhood and processed them into language art, in the broadcast sense of the word.
They have received workshops about writing itself, but also about emotions and they can incorporate this into their texts. In this way they have grown both as an artist and as a person.
We also jonkingly call them the street journalist because they are given the opportunity to bring out what is happening in their neighbourhood in their own, authentic way. Language art in the broadest sense of the word so it van be rap, ghost or even prose.