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.


(Un)Cache me if you can!

There is still time to get in gear for Geo-Caching The Hague!  If you haven't started on your adventure yet, do so from now until 23 February and compose your photo-essay in The Hague from one QR code to the next.  Start at The Nutshuis come rain or come shine, register for bonuses, and submit your photo-essay this weekend!
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'First Contact' - Manga Competition

The Political Arts Initiative is happy to collaborate with Leiden University's on their newest manga competition.Following on the success of Asiascape’s 2010 manga competition, which led to the creation of the ‘Manga in/as Essay-’magazine, is proud to announce its second competition.As before, Asiascape seeks contributions from manga artists, cartoonists, students,
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New +HIP Competition & Winners 2nd edition

+HIP, PAI's online magazine in for (photo)graphic street art, calls or entries for its 3rd issue: Alie{n}-ationThis special, themed issue of +HIP calls upon the people of The Hague to photograph, sketch, paint or otherwise (re)present ideas about the alien and alienation in and around the city. These could be statues, dioramas, actors, ETs or anything else that can be (or has been) placed in a place
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