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Meet the Author: Arundhati Roy

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

book presentation

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

book presentation

Thu 15.06.17

Twenty years after her incredibly successful debut The God of Small Things Indian author Arundhati Roy is publishing a second novel: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Annelies Beck is now welcoming her to the Kaaitheather for an in-depth author’s interview.

Gregory Feldman

We Are All Migrants

talk

We Are All Migrants
We Are All Migrants

talk

Thu 25.05.17

By way of introducing some themes raised in Thomas Bellinck’s performance “Simple as ABS #2”, political anthropologist Gregory Feldman will give a 1 hour-lecture based on his publication “We Are All Migrants: Political Action and the Ubiquitous Condition of Migrant-hood” (2015).

Markus Miessen & Armen Avanessian

Perhaps it is high time for a xeno-architecture to match

talk

Perhaps it is high time for a xeno-architecture to match
Perhaps it is high time for a xeno-architecture to match

talk

Tue 18.04.17

Philosopher Armen Avanessian and architect Markus Miessen discuss the possibilities of ‘xeno-architecture’. Can spatial practice – by embracing alienation – open up a larger space for the unknown? By turning toward ‘what could be’, could an architecture be built that deals with today’s overwhelming complexity and global unrest?

Tim Jackson & Barbara Unmüßig

On Prosperity Without Growth and Paths to a Sustainable Society 2.0

talk

On Prosperity Without Growth and Paths to a Sustainable Society 2.0
On Prosperity Without Growth and Paths to a Sustainable Society 2.0

talk

Mon 13.03.17

Tim Jackson explores subjects such as employment, social investment, and inequality. In addition, he explores strategies to attain ecological and financial sustainability: an essential vision for social progress.

Inigo Wilkins

The myth of Golem

talk

The myth of Golem
The myth of Golem

talk

Wed 15.02.17

Drawing on recent neuroscientific theories of consciousness, the young British philosopher Inigo Wilkins outlines the contemporary significance of the myth of Golem and the automation of inert matter via a control script.

Patrick Deboosere

About Ageing

talk

About Ageing
About Ageing

talk

Fri 09.12.16

THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A spectre is once again haunting Europe: the spectre of ageing. Everyday we hear warnings about an ageing population. Patrick Deboosere is a demographer and leads the Interface Demography research group at VUB. In his book Lang Leve de Vergrijzing (‘Long Live Ageing’) he challenges the doom-mongering on the subject.

Alicja Gescinska

Socrates and the Benefits and Burdens of Doubt

talk

Socrates and the Benefits and Burdens of Doubt
Socrates and the Benefits and Burdens of Doubt

talk

Sat 19.11.16

Alicja Gescinska argues for a reassessment of hesitation in these polarised times, for less forcefulness and for more Socratic doubt in public and political debate.

Liesbet Stevens

Over gendergerelateerde stereotypen

talk

Gender Stereotypes as a Challenge for Law and Society
Gender Stereotypes as a Challenge for Law and Society

talk

Sat 01.10.16

Stereotypical attitudes to women and men and to gender are still commonplace in our society. The judicial world is also not immune to them. Where are these apparent? What are their effects? And how can they be counteracted?

Nadia Sels

About Mythos & Logos

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About Mythos & Logos
About Mythos & Logos

talk

Sat 24.09.16

On the edge of Mount Olympus, theoreticians speak about the role and importance of myths in today’s disenchanted world.