debate

Eleanor Bauer

BAUER HOUR #11 – with Cecilia Lisa Eliceche

miscellaneous debate

BAUER HOUR #11 – with Cecilia Lisa Eliceche
BAUER HOUR #11 – with Cecilia Lisa Eliceche
Tue 27.01.15

Welcome to the BAUER HOUR dance season! This season's second edition of Eleanor Bauer's variety show promises a walk & talk with dancer Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, and musical accompaniment by Carlos Alberto Paniz Garbin. BAUER HOUR remains quality time that lasts just one hour.

Pharmakon

Day 3: body technologies

conversation debate workshop

Day 3: body technologies
Day 3: body technologies
Sun 30.11.14

Pharmakon - Shamanic, tantric, cannibalistic and other body technologies break open the fields of what can be thought and experienced, and how knowledge can travel from the one to the other.

Pharmakon

Day 2: (re)thinking economies

conversation debate workshop

Day 2: (re)thinking economies
Day 2: (re)thinking economies
Sat 29.11.14

Pharmakon - On the second day we look into practices, developed in Brussels and elsewhere, that propose another economy of values and desire. We confront the current movements of speculation on imagination and utopia, and the subsequent proposals for the reorganisation of work and solidarities.

Pharmakon

Day 1: On the notion of 'Pharmakon' in the thinking of Bernard Stiegler

conversation debate workshop

Day 1: On the notion of 'Pharmakon' in the thinking of Bernard Stiegler
Day 1: On the notion of 'Pharmakon' in the thinking of Bernard Stiegler
Fri 28.11.14

Pharmakon - On the first day we open up the notion of ‘pharmakon’ through dialogues, discussions and bodywork. Bernard Stiegler addresses his notions of ‘savoir faire’ and ‘savoir vivre’ out of a contemporary understanding of how we ‘technologize’ our lives.

Brussels Studies Institute

Night of Knowledge on Brussels

conversation debate

Night of Knowledge on Brussels
Night of Knowledge on Brussels
Fri 21.11.14

For the third Night of Brussels Knowledge, the Brussels Studies Institute will once again bring together dozens of researchers and philosophers to share their knowledge of Brussels with you. The central theme this time is: sustainable urban development. There will be witty presentations and lively discussions interspersed with short performances by Brussels artists.

In the company of Wajdi Mouawad

UCL NightShop #1 - Before the War

conversation debate

UCL NightShop #1 - Before the War
UCL NightShop #1 - Before the War
Mon 06.10.14

Theatre maker Wajdi Mouawad engages in an open dialogue with the mayor of Brussels, Yvan Mayeur and Lukas Pairon (Music Fund). Béatrice Delvaux (Le Soir) will eavesdrop on this unprecedented encounter, a first in a series of three Night Shops organised by UCL.

Kaaitheater

Me, Myself & We - The Closing Debate / A Lunch

debate

Me, Myself & We - The Closing Debate / A Lunch
Me, Myself & We - The Closing Debate / A Lunch
Sat 14.06.14

Me, Myself & We. This was the title of a series of performances and talks we have presented in the season that is now approaching its end. The thread running through it all was ‘collectivity versus individualism’. Wouter Hillaert (rekto:verso) looks back together with choreographer Meg Stuart, Anoek Nuyens, Veridiana Zurita, Kristof van Baarle and Kate McIntosh. And you can join in at the table.

Ernesto Laclau

Populism. What's in a Name? - cancelled

conversation debate

Populism. What's in a Name? - cancelled
Populism. What's in a Name? - cancelled
Tue 13.05.14

Laclau examined the forces that drive populism and their relationship to our democracy. He advocates a leftist populism that can mobilise the critical power of the masses against the ruling powers. - This talk has been cancelled. Ernesto Laclau unexpectedly passed away on April 13th 2014.

Jeroen Peeters

Through the Back: Situating vision between moving bodies

debate book presentation

Through the Back: Situating vision between moving bodies
Through the Back: Situating vision between moving bodies
Sat 10.05.14

Through the Back: Situating Vision between Moving Bodies seeks to articulate this critical potential in a series of essays that explores the work of experimental choreographers active throughout the noughties: Alexander Baervoets, Boris Charmatz, Meg Stuart, Benoît Lachambre, Vera Mantero, Philipp Gehmacher, Jennifer Lacey and Nadia Lauro, and deufert & plischke.

Vooruitgroep

Wereldvreemd in Vlaanderen

debate book presentation

Wereldvreemd in Vlaanderen
Wereldvreemd in Vlaanderen
Tue 06.05.14

Flanders is experiencing the hype of independence. Which will prevail, confederation or separatism? The book Wereldvreemd in Vlaanderen (Out of Touch with Reality in Flanders) cuts across these concerns. On the basis of an analysis of the new world order, the authors argue for progressive politics on several scales.

Oikos, Argus, JNM, Crosstalks (VUB), uitgeverij EPO, VTi en het Kaaitheater presenteren

Het Groene Boek #4

conversation debate

Het Groene Boek #4
Het Groene Boek #4
Sun 27.04.14

The Kaaitheater is playing host to the fourth session of The Green Book. Writers, academics and thinkers from Belgium and abroad meet to debate the transition to a socio-ecological society. The programme also includes interventions by theatre-makers. In the foyer you will find a choice selection of books and publications on ecological subjects.

Burning Ice

Salon 'Art & Resilience'

conversation debate

Salon 'Art & Resilience'
Salon 'Art & Resilience'
Sun 30.03.14

Burning Ice - The concept of ‘resilience’ is increasingly prominent in reactions to the socio-ecological systemic crisis that is affecting us. The arts too have increasingly been talking about ‘resilience’ in recent years. In this salon curator Grégory Castéra will talk with Franck Leibovici and Amy Franceschini about the role ‘resilience’ plays in their artistic practice.

Burning Ice

Discussing the EU policy-lobby-research complex

debate

Discussing the EU policy-lobby-research complex
Discussing the EU policy-lobby-research complex
Fri 28.03.14

Burning Ice - In May last year the EU came up with a new proposal for a law on seeds. It plays straight into the hands of the large seed companies and is a direct threat to small-scale agriculture and biodiversity.

Bleri Lleshi

De neoliberale strafstaat

debate book presentation

De neoliberale strafstaat
De neoliberale strafstaat
Tue 25.03.14

The gap between rich and poor in Belgium has never been so big. One Belgian in five has difficulty making ends meet. One immigrant child in three grows up in poverty. This makes Belgium one of the worst pupils in the European class. But what is near the top of the political agenda? Criminality. Safety. Zero tolerance. Public nuisance. Loitering teenagers. But it should not be all one-sided. When they do not succeed in tackling the real problems, politicians always come back to the same thing: repression, as the political philosopher Bleri Lleshi says in De neoliberale strafstaat. On the basis of theoretical research and practical experience, Lleshi shows where thirty years of neoliberalism is rapidly leading us.

Eleanor Bauer

BAUER HOUR (The Docudrama)

miscellaneous debate

BAUER HOUR (The Docudrama)
BAUER HOUR (The Docudrama)
Tue 11.03.14

WoWmen! - Eleanor Bauer is making a special WoWmen! episode of her one-woman variety show. Combining sharp wit, humor, and serious questions, BAUER HOUR (The Docudrama) features on-location interviews with Emily Roysdon, Christine De Smedt, Katy Pyle, and a panel of concerned experts and researchers discussing a gender analysis of the Belgian performing arts field.

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