Program

BOZAR Brussels, 21/9

 

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19:30 – 21:00

Meet the writer: Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh is an Indian writer best known for his bestselling novels, but his non-fiction work also makes him an important voice in today’s climate justice movement. In The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (2016) he explores how the climate crisis has affected every aspect of human existence. Ghosh calls to action to take responsibility and restore the earth for the coming generations. In The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis (2021), Ghosh argues that the dynamics of climate change today are rooted in the geopolitical order constructed by Western colonialism.  

Amitav Ghosh has received numerous literary awards and four honorary doctorates. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages and his essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic and The New York Times. In 2019 Foreign Policy Magazine named him one of the most important global thinkers of the past decade.  

Interview: Gie Goris 

BUDA Kortrijk, 1-2/10

KC BUDA & Budascoop

 

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1/10, 20:15 - 22:00

Lezing: Roman Krznaric

De Brits-Australische cultuurhistoricus en publieksfilosoof Roman Krznaric is medeoprichter van – en docent – aan de School of Life in Londen. Krznaric doceerde eerder aan diverse prominente Britse universiteiten, was tuinman en werkte in Midden-Amerika op het gebied van mensenrechten. Hij is ook oprichter van het eerste Empathy Museum ter wereld. De auteur van The Good Ancestor geeft een eerste inkijk in een nieuw boek dat onderzoekt wat we kunnen leren uit 3000 jaar aan menselijke geschiedenis om de urgenties van de 21e eeuw te tackelen, van klimaatverandering, waterschaarste tot de dreiging die uitgaat van AI of synthetische biologie. 

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2/10, 14:00 - 16:30

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2/10, 14:00 - 16:30

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2/10, 18:00 - ... Budascoop

Multiple Stories Work!

  • Nada Gambier brengt verhalen over nachtwerk die ze verzamelde in drie wandelingen langs plekken in de Kortrijkse regio waar ’s nachts gewerkt wordt , van de spoeddienst In AZ Groeninge, via bakkers en nachtwinkels tot Agristo.
  • Futurology of Collaboration – Diederik Peeters en Anna Czapski: In Futurolgy of Collaboration hackt, remixt en prototypeert een artistiek onderzoeksteam de wetenschap die soms voorbehouden lijkt voor de politiek of bedrijfswereld in open-source futurologie: een resem aan spreuken en instrumenten voor wie wil tijdreizen in collectieve oefeningen.
  • Herman Loos: Een jaar lang werkte socioloog Herman Loos als Deliveroo-koerier en organiseert een deel van zijn tijd op het ritme van het belletje op zijn smartphone dat een nieuwe levering aankondigt. Wat betekent het zelfstandige te zijn zonder autonomie? Wat leveren twee uur fietsen, zeven bestellingen en dertig kilometer met gloeiende Indiase saus in je rug op?
  • Sofasessie Werkgenegenheid: Het leven is meer dan werken alleen, maar toch spenderen we een aanzienlijk deel van ons leven op ons werk. In gesprek gaan we op zoek naar meer G´s op de werkvloer en onderzoeken we hoe we maximale genegenheid, geluk, goesting en gelijkheid kunnen uitbouwen als we aan de slag zijn.

Time to Talk… (about work?)

In een levende bibliotheek ontleen je iemand die zich beschikbaar houdt voor een één-op-één gesprek. Verhalen van nieuwkomers voor bedrijfsleiders, en omgekeerd, verhalen van ‘jonge’ Belgen voor ‘oude’ Belgen, en omgekeerd, kennis over en van elders en toen … over werk en ambacht – en alles wat daarnaast leeft.
(ism Refu Interim, Antigone & Unie Der Zorgelozen)

Slotvoorstelling – Sébastien Hendrickx: voorstelling Moddertong

Verteltheater in het Vlaams, doorspekt met andere talen. Het verhoudt zich losjes tot de begrippendriehoek ‘moeder’, ‘taal’ en ‘aarde’. Een verteller zit samen met het publiek rondom een hoop spullen. Het licht zal veranderen; sommige dingen zullen bewegen; voetnoten zullen weglopen uit de tekst. Langs welke routes kunnen we het vaderland ontvluchten richting moeder aarde? Moeten we onszelf daar nieuwe talen aanleren? Wat moeten we er afleren? Hoe zou het alledaagse leven er in de nabije toekomst uit kunnen zien? Moddertong probeert woorden en dingen, publiek en spreker, mensen en de grond waarop ze zich bevinden, met elkaar in verband te brengen.

AB Brussels, 15/10

Walks & & workshop

Walks and workshops are included in the Ecopolis ticket. However, reservation is necessary. Secure your spot by registering here.

 

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13:30 - 15:30

Minority walk met Omar Fassi Fehri (EN/FR)

The Minority Walk is a tour of the center of Brussels to discover the public space of the capital, told through the lens of how the oppression of various minority groups is still taking place, in different ways, representations, mechanisms and images. It’s around a two-hour stroll, with various stops (some famous and some curious…), with the aim to engage debate, raise consciousness, question our privileges and/or situations of discrimination, experiment, and share.

We meet at 13:30 at AB Brussels and arrive back here at 15:30, in time for the first panel discussion.

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13:30 - 15:45

The Brussels of witches: feminist guided walk (EN/FR)

In the 14th century, as we move out of the ‘dark’ Middle Ages and into the Modern Age and the Renaissance, women are plunged into darkness – or rather into the flames of the stake. How were women’s skills and knowledge transformed into acts of witchcraft? How did the living conditions of free women change? What female figures reveal other possible worlds? What does our urban public space reveal about that time… and about witches today? Find out in this guided walk by art historian Chiara Tomalino from L’architecture qui dégenre.

L’architecture qui dégenre, a platform founded in 2018 by Apolline Vranken, is the initiator of the Belgian edition of the Journées de Matrimoine. The non-profit organization organizes and realizes guided tours, training, lectures and animations on the themes of gender, the city, architecture, history, art and culture in general.

The walk starts at 1:30 PM at L’oreille Tourbillonnante, Calder (junction Rue du Musée/Coudenberg – 1000 Brussels) and ends at AB Brussels at 3:45 PM, in time for the first panel discussion.

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14:00 - 15:30

Workshop ‘Limits to Growth’ (NL/EN)

Floods, forest fires, melting glaciers, etc.: we are increasingly faced with natural disasters. The consequences are disastrous and indisputable: we are exceeding the limits of our planet. To keep our planet livable, we urgently need to rethink our way of living. In this workshop we will encounter inspiring voices from Latin America (in line with the ‘Buen Vivir’ philosophy) who show that another way of life is possible. A life in which ‘well-being’ is central instead of ‘growth’. In the workshop, we will look together for ways in which we can live with fewer non-renewable resources, with the aim of taking a critical look at our consumer society and actively considering alternative models of society.
In collaboration with Catapa.

Panel discussions and performance

 

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16:00 - 18:00

Colonisation as exploitation of people and nature

Colonalisation is more than a system of dominance over a population and territory.  ‘Coloniality’ as a conceptual framework makes a single system of thought exclusive : western man dominating nature and other population groups has erased other ways of being and the connectedness with the more-than-human-world. What is called ‘development’ today, is often a continuation of the colonial process of appropriation and suppression of land, nature and people.

In this panel discussion, writers and artists from various backgrounds will discuss what this means and will focus on the many narratives that survived colonialism while offering alternatives. They will talk about what the  ’decolonialisation’ movement involves.

With: Dalilla Hermans, Bayo Akomolafe, Jumana Emil Abboud, Mihnea Tănăsescu and Olave Nduwanje (moderator) 

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18:00 - 20:00

Different jobs, one planet. Stories of strong commitment

Whatever your studies, whatever your job, there are always plenty of opportunities for strong commitment to creating a better world. An architect need not only design houses but may also promote a more feminine approach to urban life. A lawyer may lead the way in the fight against chemical pollution of the environment. And what about a financial analyst’s call for blowing up the banks? Or a weathercaster engaged in climate action?

On the panel:  Apolline Vranken, Jérémy Désir-Weber, Jill Peeters

Conclusion by Eric Corijn in a brief key-note.

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21:00 - 22:00

The environmental impact of war

War turns gigantic areas into inhospitable no-go zones. Its impact on humans as well as on nature and biodiversity is dramatic. Ecopolis will feature playwrights and performers Enkidu Khaled and Joachim Robbrecht in the premiere of their play on the impact of war on the environment. Their stories  point out the importance of peace for all forms of life on this planet.

Enkidu Khaled and Joachim Robbrecht invited four artists/activists familiar with the issue to join them in this performance. Their contribution will include live music and also a Brussels sound artist will improvise soundscapes for the various presentations. The end of the performance will ask for the active participation of the audience.

 

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