Name Takes

By Kunstinstituut Melly

What are the stories behind certain names? And, what causes do specific names promote? How is it that the meaning of a name changes over time? Name Takes presents stories of naming, from the names of streets to buildings to people and beyond. Host Kay Em weaves together different historical perspectives, artist’s voices, and newly commissioned art pieces. Produced by Kunstinstituut Melly in Rotterdam, Name Takes begins with the institution’s own renaming process to make space for testimonials and tales about naming far and wide.

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