Agenda

19 05 21
From Cosmetics to Toxins
Stories of Skin Care

Over time, the world of skin care has won a spot in almost everyone’s bathroom and nightstand. Commercials promote the ‘right’ skin care routines resulting in health and beauty. But isn’t there more to it, what are the true stories behind skin care?

Datum
Woensdag 19 mei 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
20 05 21
On Earth, Outer Space, and Space Waste
Clogging up the Final Frontier

Catastrophically thinking, space debris’ specificity—their size, traveling speed, untraceability, and volatility—could potentially wipe out the global satellite system on which many services we have gotten accustomed to rely. Despite the dangers, there is not enough (public) awareness and a lack of concerted efforts to fund and develop clean-up operations. Who is responsible for waste in space? And should we even get rid of all this ‘waste’ or does some of it hold cultural value? What imaginaries do space and space waste encode?

Datum
Donderdag 20 mei 2021 17:00 – 18:15
Locatie
Online
26 05 21
Unfolding 21st Century Scenarios
Experiencing Art in Pandemic Times

Nothing is like it used to be in the art world: the Covid-19 pandemic has caused art institutions globally to relocate events and activities to online spaces and social media, or postpone those for which physical presence was deemed essential. The art world has fundamentally existed in and as a physical space: what are the consequences of the major transformation taking place in art institutions as a result of the ongoing public health crisis?

Datum
Woensdag 26 mei 2021 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
Online
26 05 21
The Longer Histories of Statephobia in Europe

Covid-19 has brought the role of the state into full visibility. It has both highlighted the unequal effects of the dismantling of welfare state regimes and appeals for a ‘return of the state’ to the provision of public goods such as healthcare. Can this moment of crisis provide opportunities for a new politics?

Datum
Woensdag 26 mei 2021 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Online
19 06 21
The Courage of the Writer
State of European Literature

How should a writer relate to the burning issues of European societies? What courage does Europe need from its writers? Dutch author Nelleke Noordervliet will tend to these and other questions during the second State of European Literature on ‘The Courage of the Writer’.

Datum
Zaterdag 19 jun 2021 17:00 – 18:00