MoMoWo Symposium 2018 in Turin, Italy

Women’s creativity since the modern movement (1918-2018): toward a new perception and reception  by Ilja Meijer Architecture, design, engineering and related fields have long been – and sometimes are still – perceived as masculine dominated professions. Since 2014, the internationally oriented MoMoWo – Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement project has aimed to draw attention… Read More MoMoWo Symposium 2018 in Turin, Italy

“Make thinking attractive again” – report from the AS(L)AP symposium

by Katja Kwastek “Make thinking attractive again” was one comment of cultural studies icon and ASCA (Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis) founder Mieke Bal on the question if we have a chance to counter Donald Trump, during the final roundtable of our international symposium ‘As slowly as possible’. It took place at the VU a bit… Read More “Make thinking attractive again” – report from the AS(L)AP symposium

Symposium: As Slowly As Possible

By Liza Kerlen The 2018 international Association of the Study of the Arts of the Present symposium will be hosted by the CLUE+ Interfaculty Research Institute for Culture, Cognition, History and Heritage at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and dedicated to exploring notions of slowness. 24, 25, 26 May 2018 @ VU Amsterdam. Contemporary ideas of slowness, as introduced by such movements of… Read More Symposium: As Slowly As Possible

Transnational Material Politics: Constructions of Dutch Design, 1970-2012

Written by Joana Ozorio de Almeida Meroz You are cordially invited to the public defence of Joana Ozorio de Almeida Meroz: ‘Transnational Material Politics: Constructions of Dutch Design, 1970-2012’. When: Wednesday 11 April 2018 at 15:45. Where: Aula, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam. Below you will find a brief summary of my PhD… Read More Transnational Material Politics: Constructions of Dutch Design, 1970-2012

Introducing our new student assistant and 3 of her cultural hotspots

By Liza Kerlen Hi everyone! As of January 2018 I am the new student assistant here at the department of Art and Culture. I am usually running around behind the scenes where you can find me taking minutes, preparing readers or selecting interesting content for this blog! In this blog I will tell you a… Read More Introducing our new student assistant and 3 of her cultural hotspots

Material and Visual Culture Turn: Past and Present

By Juliette Huygen   The VU Art and Culture group and Research Institute CLUE+ present: Material and Visual Culture Turn: Past and Present Dr. Dan Hicks (Oxford University/Pitt Rivers Museum)   This lecture is part of the seminar : Trending Topics: Key Ideas/Thinkers in Material Culture Studies Date:     February 16 Time:     10:00-12:00 Venue:  Vrije… Read More Material and Visual Culture Turn: Past and Present

Re-scape Alejandro Echeverri 1 December 2017

by Roos van Strien, Master student Architectural History On December 1st, the VU hosted the recurring Re-Scape colloquium, organized by CLUE+ in collaboration with OZ Architects. Various Re-scape events are held throughout the year and the location alters between the organizing universities; TU Delft, University of Leiden and VU. This time, the VU hosted the… Read More Re-scape Alejandro Echeverri 1 December 2017