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(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.


Art takes the witness stand! Film and debate on 16 November

An event quizzing procedural and substantive justice, with various material and immaterial performances and implications, brought to us by See You in The Hague and Stroom Den Haag:

Sunday November 16 2014, 16:00-17:30
Screening of Susan Schuppli's Material Witness and final debate
Location: Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Free entrance, rsvp at 
English spoken 
On November 16 art itself takes the witness stand. The afternoon marks the end of Susan Schuppli's presentation Evidence on Trial at Stroom Den Haag. It starts with the screening of her film Material Witness, an examination of a series of media artefacts that emerged out of situations of contemporary conflict. "What kind of ethics are required," Schuppli asks, "when acts of violence recede into bandwidth and code?" 
In our public we welcome Wouter WernerMarieke de Goede and Cissie Fu, political and philosophical scientists who will critically question the role of art and artists in the domain of international law. Is it possible to think like an artist in a domain that isn't artistic? Moderator is Natasja van den Berg.

Click here for more details, and see you in The Hague!



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