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Project Traverses

Moussem Cities Round Table

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Moussem Cities Round Table
Moussem Cities Round Table
Wed 06.02.19

Traverses is a project that responds to the need for a narrative on the diversity of recent migrations, relying more particularly on those of Syrian refugees. These exiles cross and modify individual and collective identities. These singular paths leave indelible traces… What is to be done with these traces, how can they be gathered together and transmitted? What repertoire should be built from these stories? How can it be reported it in a narrative form on the stage?

Ecopolis

Just Transition

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Just Transition
Just Transition
Sun 25.11.18

It is not impossible to achieve a transition from a society that respects the limitations of the planet and offers everyone the possibility to develop their talents. But it is not easy. How can we effect a just transition in the current context of increasing polarization and inequality? Can we enhance social justice while also addressing the demands of ecological sustainability?

Chantal Pattyn & Claude Blondeel

Pompidou Live: Mei ’68

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Pompidou Live: Mei ’68
Pompidou Live: Mei ’68
Wed 02.05.18

On her fiftieth birthday, Chantal Pattyn will collaborate with Claude Blondeel to make an extended instalment of the Klara programme Pompidou, to explore the essence of May ’68. Based in a temporary radio studio in the Kaaicafé, they will analyse the artistic, social, and political consequences of this revolutions.

Rituals in Artistic Practice

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SYMPOSIUM: Rituals in Artistic Practice
SYMPOSIUM: Rituals in Artistic Practice
Fri 23.03.18

For many performing artists, rituals are an essential part of their practice. They integrate them into bodily routines, or use them as tools to organize daily life, work rhythms, creation processes, or the moment of a performance. In light of RE:RITE, we invited an array of artists and researchers to reflect on their usage of ritualistic elements during a day full of talks, interactive sharings, and… celebrations.

Jone Salomonsen, Koen Van Synghel & Kristin Verellen

Mourning, Commemoration & New Rituals

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Mourning, Commemoration & New Rituals
Mourning, Commemoration & New Rituals
Wed 21.03.18

On 21/03, spring promises a new beginning, but also the anniversary of the attacks on Brussels. On the eve of the second anniversary of the Brussels bombings, we’re bringing together three experts on mourning. After Anders Breivik’s bloodbath in Norway, Jone Salomonsen founded a research group on new rituals as a reaction to attacks. Kristin Verellen – who lost her partner in the Brussels attacks – talks about her circle gatherings that aim to foster a culture of togetherness and dialogue. And architect Koen Van Synghel discusses (temporary) mourning monuments. 

Brussels Studies Institute

Night of Knowledge on Brussels 2018

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Night of Knowledge on Brussels 2018
Night of Knowledge on Brussels 2018
Fri 16.03.18

Is Brussels complex? Absolutely. Administratively, culturally, socially, economically, and demographically Brussels is anything but easy. But this complexity does not mean that you cannot understand or learn to understand Brussels. The sixth Night of Knowledge on Brussels will again explore this urban district and all its varied dimensions.

Are sexist jokes innocent?

Heleen Debruyne, Rebekka de Wit, Anousha Nzume, Joost Vandecasteele, Martijn Veerman & Simon(e) van Saarloos (mod.)

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Heleen Debruyne, Rebekka de Wit, Anousha Nzume, Joost Vandecasteele, Martijn Veerman & Simon(e) van Saarloos (mod.)
Heleen Debruyne, Rebekka de Wit, Anousha Nzume, Joost Vandecasteele, Martijn Veerman & Simon(e) van Saarloos (mod.)
Tue 06.03.18

To what extent are sexist jokes a reflection of power relationships in our society? Is sexist humour innocent or not? Are you a sexist if it makes you laugh or bitter if it doesn’t? An impressive group of specialists will explore these questions in a programme with lectures, a debate and especially… lots of humour.

on Rebecca Solnit

'Men Explain Things to Me'

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'Men Explain Things to Me'
'Men Explain Things to Me'
Tue 06.03.18

‘They are still doing it. And not a single man has ever apologized for explaining something to me that I knew about and he did not.’ Historian, author and activist Rebecca Solnit wrote about a problem that had no name, but which has since become known as 'mansplaining'. During you lunch break, you can pull up a chair for a conversation moderated by experts from RoSa. 

#WeToo & ENGAGEMENT

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#WeToo & ENGAGEMENT
#WeToo & ENGAGEMENT
Mon 05.03.18

In the wake of #MeToo, Ilse Ghekiere published the article #Wetoo: What Dancers Talk About When They Talk About Sexism. Her research into sexism in the Belgian dance sector developed into the anti-sexism campaign ENGAGEMENT. This evening will feature several artist-activists who are coming to talk about the steps that have been taken and the artistic strategies to tackle the abuse of power, discrimination, and inappropriate behaviour.

One Alarm Many Voices

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One Alarm Many Voices
One Alarm Many Voices
Sat 17.02.18

On Friday 09/02, twenty officers of the federal police service raided Globe Aroma and arrested seven newcomer-artists. Two of them are now incarcerated in closed detention centres, four others have been ordered to leave Belgian soil. Where to go from here? On Saturday 17/02, we will make our voices heard.

ARTIST TALK

'THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE SCENE IN CASABLANCA'

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'THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE SCENE IN CASABLANCA'
'THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE SCENE IN CASABLANCA'
Sat 03.02.18

The artists, choreographers and dancers from Moussem Cities: Casablanca engage in a debate on the development of the contemporary dance and performance scene in Casablanca.

Ecopolis

Digital Together

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Digital Together
Digital Together
Sun 08.10.17

Obtaining and sharing information, campaigning, making friends, dating, working, gaming… we are increasingly doing these things online. Hardware, apps and digital alter egos are giving new meanings to commitment, cooperation and connections between people. What are the implications of this digital reality for building a shared horizon?

RADIO ETOILE

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RADIO ETOILE
RADIO ETOILE
Tue 03.10 - Fri 06.10.17

How much has the world changed since 1977? The demand for a new political 'account' to replace the neo-liberal 'accounting' is growing ever louder. The search for for a star to show us a new way is growing ever more urgent. RADIO ETOILE questions the power of artists and cultural centres in our current circumstances. Can they or should they lead the way? We've invited artists, thinkers, lecturers and journalists to reflect on this question in seven one-hour sessions.

KleineRing.be en gasten

Bye bye Kleine Ring

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Bye bye Kleine Ring
Bye bye Kleine Ring
Fri 22.09.17

City planners Rien van de Wall and Wim Menten bring the debate on the future of the boulevards to the front. This kick-off event – during the Week of Mobility – will show what is possible on the Petite Ceinture, asking prominent Brussels politicians about their view of the boulevards.

Enough Room for Space

LUNÄ-talk

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LUNÄ-talk
LUNÄ-talk
Sat 01.04.17

The Lunar Society, an 18th-century group of British industrialists, scientists, poets, and writers, used to convene at full moon to explore the ways in which science and art could serve society. You can now also take a seat at the LUNÄ table.

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