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.


Reading Bodies, Moving Words: Invitation for 8 March 2016

Following ORACLE in 2015, join us on Tuesday 8 March at Dansateliers in Rotterdam to celebrate International Women's Day this year!  Get ready to experience language and movement in the context of contemporary feminism (for everyone and everything) from 18:30 - 21:30 that evening, with conversations to continue afterwards over drinks.

Here's a taste of what's in store for us:

Reading Bodies, Moving Words: A Celebration of International Women's Day 2016
Tuesday 8 March 2016, 18:30 - 21:30 @ Dansateliers, Rotterdam [directions]

18:30 Introductions & warm-up (collective listening exercise with Cissie Fu).

19:00 Public reading of original feminist manifestos by their makers:
            + Elske Toot, Let's Be People Instead of Genders
            + Marije van Maaren, You Are What You Eat 
            + Sanne van Driel, A Critical Anorectic Girl's Manifesto
        followed by collective discussion.

20:00 Dance workshop, incorporated with intuitive writing, by Lana ńĆoporda.
        Bring or wear comfortable clothes plus a change of socks...and be prepared to shake!

21:00 Inconclusions & cool-down (collective speech experiment with Cissie Fu).

21:30 Off to drinks in the canteen!

Whoever you are(n't) and however you identify, whatever your background and whichever your orientation, wherever you hail and whenever you become...join us for a playful exploration of 21st-century feminist concerns.

Participation is free and drinks are easy on the pocket, but space is limited, so do reserve your spot sooner rather than later.  We look forward to celebrating with you on the 8th!



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