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.


Ciphers: Theatre for Thought

Political science is the handmaiden of the nation-state; political arts reclaim politics for the people. ~ Political Arts Manifesto, Statement 3“The people”. A whole. Bound by whom, bound by what? On the basis of our humanity perhaps? If so, what defines us as humans if not our physical features? Knowledge upholds our thinking about the Self, and communication our relation to the people. Yet sometimes
read more....

Political Arts Manifesto, Fit the First

Many thanks to those who helped us to launch the first version of our manifesto at the 'Reinventing Global Order' conference in The Hague last week.As promised, we make available a digital version of our manifesto for your perusal, consideration, and (if necessary/appropriate/desired) destruction.  In fact, we have two versions here.  One, for posterity, is comprised of the slides of the
read more....

Political Arts Manifesto Launch

As part of the celebrations of the opening of Leiden University's new academy building on the Schouwburgstraat in The Hague, the PAI will launch the first version of its manifesto. Because PAI is fortunate enough to be sponsored by LEGO for its second issue of the +HIP magazine, those of you who make it to the event at 15.00-16.00 on 20 September in the main auditorium of Schouwburgstraat 2 may find
read more....


recent posts

    Stacks Image 3470
    PAI is hosted by Leiden University, The Netherlands
    Stacks Image 823
    Stacks Image 821
    Stacks Image 808
    Stacks Image 825

    mailing list

    to receive news about PAI and its activities, subscribe to the mailing list.