Nancy Jouwe was one of the initiators of Framer Framed. Currently she is responsible as project coordinator of We Curate, an exchange between five European partners on co-creation and inculsieve methods of curating of with Framer framed is a consortium member. She is one of the initiators of the Mapping Slavery NL project, which maps out the traces of the Dutch role in the history of slavery. Nancy Jouwe is particularly interested in women’s studies, gender and ethnicity, Papua heritage and identity, and cross-cultural art projects.
Till 2013 Nancy Jouwe was program director at Kosmopolis Utrecht, a platform that nourishes a dialogue between communities through art and culture, both nationwide and in an international context. Jouwe was also director of Papua Cultural Heritage Foundation in Utrecht.
Jouwe co-published several books, including Papua’s? Oja, die bestaan echt, hè? Een inventarisatie van de positie van Papuavrouwen in Nederland, 1958-1992 (with Marlise Mensink, 1993) and Caleidoscopische Visies. De zwarte, migranten- en vluchtelingenvrouwenbeweging in Nederland (with Maayke Botman and Prof. Gloria Wekker, 2000). In 2012 she publiced Paradijsvogels in de polder. Papoea’s in Nederland at KIT Publishers.