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.


Reminder: GAMING THE CITY on 16 April @ The Nutshuis
February 2014 saw citizens and visitors of The Hague hunting for QR codes and assembling photo essays of this city of peace and justice. As the finale to Geo-Caching The Hague, the Political Arts Initiative is delighted to invite you to GAMING THE CITY, a symposium on re-imagining urban environments for 21st-century movement and play. This free symposium also marks the official opening of our Geo-Caching The Hague photography exhibition hosted by The Nutshuis, accompanied by the e-publication of the latest issue of our street art magazine, tHIP (The Hague in Pictures).

Join us on Wednesday 16 April 2014 at The Nutshuis for some serious fun:

17:30 Arrive for a drink and a browse through the photo exhibition.
18:00 Symposium begins, with speakers:
          IAIN BORDEN (Prof. Architecture & Urban Culture, University College London)
          DAN EDWARDES (Director, Parkour Generations)
          CHRIS GOTO-JONES (Prof. Comparative Philosophy & Political Thought, Leiden)
          and chaired by Cissie Fu (Asst. Prof. Political Theory, LUC The Hague).
20:00 Symposium ends, with more drinks and browsing if you wish.

There is limited seating, and so please
register now. We greatly look forward to welcoming you on the 16th!



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