Ancestors Unknown

Stadsarchief Amsterdam




Graphic identity for Amsterdams Ancestors or Stadsver)wanten. An exhibition in the City Archives (Stadsarchief) of Amsterdam, based on a project of Ancestors Unknown in which pupils from primary schools in Amsterdam researched their family history in a personal and creative way.

The exhibition mixes their stories which relate to love, colonial heritage, migration for studies, and safety issues and shows how Amsterdam turned into a very diverse city in which people sometimes have much more in common in their history than you would think at first sight. 

Spatial design: Rogier Martens
Illustratons: Hedy Tjin
Video: Jeremy Flohr

Photos: Zindzi Zwietering