IMAG-E-NATION the political & philosophical arts initiative blog


(re)imagining the political and philosophical in the 21st century


The Political & Philosophical Arts Initiative is interested in the ways in which people interact with and compose political and philosophical ideas and actions through the various, diverse media of technology and the arts. Participants in PAI seek to explore the ways in which poetry, literature, music, photography, performance and other creative arts interleave with the political and philosophical life, either as vehicles for criticism, elaboration, theorization, intervention or activism.
The Imag-e-nation blog is a forum for interested parties to share stories, images or other contributions. Contributors range from students and faculty to artists and musicians to professional and casual commentators. Pieces can be short opinions, re-postings of appropriate materials, or original compositions. In addition, the PAI at LUC will make a selection of relevant or provocative news items each week for (re)publication here.

Inquiries:
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Reminder: Manga, drinks, and snacks this Thursday!

The masterclass exhibition of our Political Arts Residency is on display in the East Asian Library of Leiden University from 1 September until the end of 2014, and you are most welcome to join us for a festive opening and reception at the East Asian Library of Leiden University this coming Thursday 25 September from 17:00 - 19:00, with a short introduction at 17:30.Come one, come all! 
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Sign up now for Political Arts Residency masterclasses in June!

Dr. Lien Fan Shen, our Political Artist-in-Residence 2014, will share the political contexts, analytical frameworks, and artistic practices which shape her award-winning comic books and academic inquiry into gender identity, digital culture, and creative expression over three masterclasses on 4, 11, and 18 June.  The series is free of charge, with all texts and art supplies provided,
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Artist-in-residence masterclass series: Explore female masculinity and create manga this June!

Dr. Lien Fan Shen, our Political Artist-in-Residence 2014, will share the political contexts, analytical frameworks, and artistic practices which shape her award-winning comic books and academic inquiry into gender identity, digital culture, and creative expression over three masterclasses on 4, 11, and 18 June.  The series is free of charge, with all texts and art supplies provided, and welcomes
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Politics as Play - reflections Honours Class 2013

"I have always been fascinated by the art of story-telling. Perhaps it is a remnant from the magical kind of thinking almost every child has clinging to a story. Nowadays I think my ability to listen and simultaneously believe can be ‘polluted’ by distrust and the need for verification and validation. Of course, developing a critical way of listening is part of academic education. However,
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