debate

Isabelle Stengers & nY

Thinking with Stengers

debate

Thinking with Stengers
Thinking with Stengers
Mon 13.02.17

Leading Belgian philosopher Isabelle Stengers and literary magazine nY will immerse you in the world of science. And political thought. And witchcraft. Stengers has invited speakers from various disciplines to develop new perspectives on knowledge and knowledge production.

Commons

Oikos & The Green European Foundation

debate

Oikos & The Green European Foundation
Oikos & The Green European Foundation
Mon 28.11.16

Across Europe, citizens are collectively taking control of their future through ‘commons’ – just think of energy cooperation or sharing initiatives. Do they contribute to the resilience of our society? And do they form an alternative to excessively pervasive marketization? The latest edition of the Green European Journal focuses on this new organizational form in our society.

Night of the knowledge

conversation debate

Night of Knowledge on Brussels: MIX(C)ITY
Night of Knowledge on Brussels: MIX(C)ITY
Fri 25.11.16

Brussels and its citizens do not have one, but many identities. That's where MIX(C)ITY stands for. For this fifth edition, a crack team of researchers and thinkers will share their knowledge of Brussels' diversity with you.

RITCS / PARTS / École de Recherche Graphique

Interviewing the teachers

debate

Interviewing the teachers
Interviewing the teachers
Wed 20.04.16

As an artist, what do you pass on to the next generation, and how? Students from three Brussels art schools grill each other’s teachers and get to the heart of the matter.

Oikos, Etopia & Kaaitheater present

Ecopolis 2016

conversation debate book presentation

Ecopolis 2016
Ecopolis 2016
Sun 17.04.16

As an annual rendezvous for those working on a sustainable future, this latest Ecopolis starts out from the question ‘what can we do about the current ecological challenge, and by what means?’

Susan Neiman

Citizens in the world

debate

Citizens in the world
Citizens in the world
Sun 17.04.16
CANCELLED - Susan Neiman will be replaced by David Van Reybrouck
 
The world is in the midst of change, while at the same time there is little that can be changed. There is a great temptation to sit back cynically and do nothing – but isn’t that simply a form of laziness. Should we not argue for a mature idealism, as the American writer and moral philosopher Susan Neiman does?

Marli Huijer

De waarde van filosofie

debate

The value of philosophy as daily practice
The value of philosophy as daily practice
Sat 12.03.16

Marli Huijer describes her practice as ‘in-between thinking’: standing in amongst the things of life and reflecting on them with a philosophical gaze. This broader access to philosophy stands in sharp contrast to the academic philosophy that is aimed at insiders. What will become of pure thinking if philosophy is given a purely practical, everyday role?

Masschelein, de Buysser & de Coulon

Filosofische referenties en authenticiteit

debate

Philosophical references and authenticity
Philosophical references and authenticity
Fri 11.03.16

Although pure thought is under pressure in our society, the use of philosophical references remains popular. In the performing arts, Deleuze is one such established figure. We must therefore ask: how close are we to the authentic views of a philosopher – and is this thanks to or in spite of these references?

Jaakko Pallasvuo

Worktable #01: The End

debate

Worktable #01: The End
Worktable #01: The End
Fri 19.02.16

In the framework of Kaaitheater's Burning Ice festival, visual artist Jaakko Pallasvuo will organize a Worktable around the vague feeling that our civilization is approaching its end. An invitation to think about refusal as a form of practice, to meditate on radical artworld quitters like Lee Lozano and Charlotte Posenenske.

Brussels Studies Institute

Night of Knowledge on Brussels 2015

conversation debate

Night of Knowledge on Brussels 2015
Night of Knowledge on Brussels 2015
Fri 27.11.15

Once again, the Brussels Studies Institute will be mobilising a crack team of researchers and thinkers to share their knowledge of Brussels with you. In between the presentations and discussions, you’ll be treated to short performances by Brussels-based artists.

Eleanor Bauer

BAUER HOUR #15 – with Einat Tuchman, Gossie Vervloesem & Michiel Reynaert

miscellaneous debate

BAUER HOUR #15 – with Einat Tuchman, Gossie Vervloesem & Michiel Reynaert
BAUER HOUR #15 – with Einat Tuchman, Gossie Vervloesem & Michiel Reynaert
Tue 19.05.15

Eleanor Bauer is rounding off the second season of BAUER HOUR – a kind of dance-based and above all amusing talk show – with three artist-performers: Einat Tuchman, Gossie Vervloesem and Michiel Reynaert, + the final PECK SEC Sound Quiz + music by Carlos Garbin!

Brett Scott

Hacking the Financial System - Towards a new economy

conversation debate

Hacking the Financial System - Towards a new economy
Hacking the Financial System - Towards a new economy
Mon 18.05.15

Financial activist Brett Scott calls on people to explore the financial system, jam it and build alternatives so we have an answer ready when the next financial crisis hits. This is a lecture in the Bank2Basics series powered by FairFin.

Jan Lauwers

The folds of history

debate

The folds of history
The folds of history
Wed 13.05.15

On the occasion of his creation of The Blind Poet, director Jan Lauwers and former VRT journalist Jef Lambrecht conduct a public conversation about the hysteria of history.

UCL

Nightshop #3 - After the conflict

conversation debate

Nightshop #3 - After the conflict
Nightshop #3 - After the conflict
Tue 05.05.15

The last of three NightShops organised by the UCL. The moderator is once again Béatrice Delvaux, the editor of Le Soir. This edition's guests are film director Thierry Michel, journalist Colette Braeckman, researcher Valérie Rosoux (UCL) and photographer Mélanie Wenger.

Oikos, Etopia & Kaaitheater present

Ecopolis 2015

debate spoken word book presentation

Ecopolis 2015
Ecopolis 2015
Sun 26.04.15

ECOPOLIS is the perfect meeting place for anyone concerned with the transition to a socio-ecological society. The main focus is on inspired and inspiring books and documentaries, and dialogues on ecology, economics and society between writers, scientists and thinkers from civil society.

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