debate

Kaaitheater

Salon 1: opening debate

debate

Salon 1: opening debate
Salon 1: opening debate
Fri 22.02.13

PERFORMATIK2013 - Performance and dance gradually enter museums for contemporary art and they are gaining an increasingly important space within them. Pieter T'jonck discusses the pros and cons of this evolution with Jenny Schlenzka (Moma PS1, New York), Ann Demeester (De Appel, Amsterdam) and Catherine Wood (Tate Modern, London).

Eric Corijn

Can the city save the world?

conversation debate book presentation

Can the city save the world?
Can the city save the world?
Tue 19.02.13

 

The publication Kan de stad de wereld redden? (Can the city save the world?) collects texts of Eric Corijn. On the occasion of this publication, we are organising a debate with Eric Corijn and Stijn Oosterlynck and Benoit Moritz. These last two have both written reflections in the book on concrete projects they have realised with Eric Corijn.

MO*

10 jaar MO* - Feest van de Toekomst

debate colloquium

10 jaar MO* - Feest van de Toekomst
10 jaar MO* - Feest van de Toekomst
Sat 01.12.12

MO*, the magazine for ‘global news’, is celebrating its 10th
anniversary! This means an extra thick 100th edition in addition to a
completely free and utterly spectacular birthday party. Theme of the
festivities: a hopeful future! Join in the celebrations.

Brussels Studies Institute

Night of Knowledge on Brussels

conversation debate

Night of Knowledge on Brussels
Night of Knowledge on Brussels
Fri 30.11.12

We know a lot about Brussels in Brussels. It's high time we share this
knowledge! Universities, documentation centers, observatories, and various networks
will present facts and ideas worth sharing. The "Night of Knowledge", a festival
and a forum, a celebration of thought...

Pieter De Buysser

De keisnijders

conversation debate book presentation

De keisnijders
De keisnijders
Wed 14.11.12

De Keisnijders (The Cobblestone-Cutters) is the first novel by the
theatre-maker and philosopher Pieter De Buysser. It is a compelling and
generous story about a utopian place and its occupants in the mid-21st
century. A gripping and fascinating voyage of discovery to the heart of
tomorrow’s Europe. Classic storytelling and challenging literature that
raises fundamental questions.

Pieter De Buysser

De keisnijders

debate book presentation

De keisnijders
De keisnijders
Tue 16.10.12

De Keisnijders (The Cobblestone-Cutters) is the first novel by the theatre-maker and philosopher Pieter De Buysser. It is a compelling and generous story about a utopian place and its occupants in the mid-21st century. A gripping and fascinating voyage of discovery to the heart of tomorrow’s Europe. Classic storytelling and challenging literature that raises fundamental questions.

Agentschap

Verzameling - Ding 000955

dance performance debate

Assembly (Kaaistudio's) - Thing 000955
Assembly (Kaaistudio's) - Thing 000955
Thu 11.10.12

Agency is working on a list of 'things'. The material consists of legal
disputes over intellectual property. At the Kaaistudio’s, Agency selects
two 'things' on the work of the American choreographers George
Balanchine and Martha Graham. Several witnesses and guests will answer:
Myriam Van Imschoot, Fabián Barba, Barbara Manzetti, Sara Jansen, Severine Dusollier, Christophe Jeannot a.o. 

Agentschap

Verzameling - Ding 000783

dance performance debate

Assembly (Kaaistudio's) - Thing 000783
Assembly (Kaaistudio's) - Thing 000783
Wed 10.10.12

Agency is working on a list of 'things'. The material consists of legal
disputes over intellectual property. At the Kaaistudio’s, Agency selects
two 'things' on the work of the American choreographers George
Balanchine and Martha Graham. Several witnesses and guests will answer:
Myriam Van Imschoot, Fabián Barba, Barbara Manzetti, Sara Jansen, Severine Dusollier, Christophe Jeannot a.o. 

Dirk Holemans, Eric Corijn, Patrick Deboosere, An Descheemaeker, Joachim Declerck

Mensen maken de stad

debate book presentation

Mensen maken de stad
Mensen maken de stad
Tue 02.10.12

Oikos, the think-tank for socio-ecological change, has invited researchers and professors to think about the future of the city together. What is the present condition of the city? What are the greatest challenges and what response can we make to them. What might the main elements be of a future-oriented urban policy?

Pieter De Buysser & Hans Op de Beeck & Kristinn Hrnaffson

The other Prometheus, about forgetting and moving on

debate

The other Prometheus, about forgetting and moving on
The other Prometheus, about forgetting and moving on
Sun 20.05.12

CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS KRISTINN HRAFNSSON - An afternoon of debate and discussion that looks in greater depth at one of the themes of Book Burning: our need of factual knowledge to understand the world, and of stories to give meaning to the facts. Pieter De Buysser et Hans Op de Beeck will explore this topic together with Kristinn Hrafnsson, spokesman for WikiLeaks and the
number two of the organization founded by Julian Assange.

Masereelfonds, MO*magazine & Kaaitheater

Over de begrenzingen van de vrije meningsuiting

debate

Over de begrenzingen van de vrije meningsuiting
Over de begrenzingen van de vrije meningsuiting
Tue 13.12.11

How far can campaigners go before their actions cross the boundary of ‘democratic propriety’? Can one restrictively interpret ‘free expression’ as that which is put forward verbally, in writing or in pictures? Where does a democratic society set the threshold of tolerance with regard to action that goes further than simply proclaiming an idea? When does an action stop being an act of free expression and degenerate into vandalism, hooliganism or worse?

Kaaitheater

The drug trade – fight or legalise?

debate

The drug trade – fight or legalise?
The drug trade – fight or legalise?
Wed 07.12.11

Spoken World - From Colombia to Europe, the drug trade leaves a trail of destruction through societies all over the world. How are we to resolve this? With harsh repression? Or is legalisation a better solution?

Masereelfonds, MO*magazine & Kaaitheater

Genetisch gemanipuleerde of gemodificeerde organismen - in wiens belang?

debate

Genetisch gemanipuleerde of gemodificeerde organismen - in wiens belang?
Genetisch gemanipuleerde of gemodificeerde organismen - in wiens belang?
Wed 09.11.11

The action taken by the Field Liberation Army on the potato field in Wetteren led to a major public debate on the potential and the dangers of the genetic manipulation of plants. We shall examine what the genetic manipulation of organisms actually involves. Is any attention paid to the balance between risk and profit? Can science remain objective when some of its major financiers would benefit from specific outcomes?

Davis Freeman/Random Scream

Expanding Energy

performance debate

Expanding Energy
Expanding Energy
Sat 08.10.11

We are obsessed with energy. It guides our thoughts and actions, though
we are not always aware of it. Davis Freeman has created four performances on this topic,
midway between a stand-up comedy show, a conference, a piece of
choreography and a concert. He is aided in this by actors from Forced
Entertainment, musicians from Einstürzende Neubauten etc.
We are showing the four parts in a single day. You can watch them all in
succession (with a snack in between) or just choose the one(s) you want
to see.

Lieven De Cauter (mod.), Christopher Parker, Dirk Adriaensens & Ali Bader

Iraq, war on Culture

conversation debate

Iraq, war on Culture
Iraq, war on Culture
Wed 23.03.11

A discussion on Iraq on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the
invasion. Prof. Christopher Parker from
the Middle East and North Africa research group at Ghent University will
be speaking with Dirk Adriaensens of the BRussells Tribunal and the
Iraqi novelist Ali Bader. The chairman is Lieven De Cauter. He will also give an introduction.

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