Equal Access Report #4: Gewikt of gewogen. Hoe besmettelijk is overgewicht?

Obesitas is een wereldwijd probleem. De bevolking wordt om de oren gegooid met voedingsadviezen en de overheden experimenten volop met suiker- en vettaksen. In de neerslag van deze vierde workshop rapporteert Geerdt Magiels over de complexiteit van zowel de oorzaken als de mogelijke oplossingen voor het probleem. Met verwijzingen naar Nederland en het VK.

Equal Access Report #3: Hospitalen nu en straks. Ziekenhuiszorg in de kering.

De gezondheidszorg kreunt onder budgettaire druk. Ziekenhuizen zijn een grote hap in dat budget, hoewel de kwaliteit niet altijd gegarandeerd is, en vaak wisselend van niveau. De nood aan een transformatie dringt zich op, maar hoe die er moet uitzien is niet altijd even duidelijk. Geerdt Magiels rapporteert over de ziekenhuishervorming in Duitsland, Groot-Brittannië en België.

Look Who's Crosstalking Now

Avant-garde and posthuman

Summerschool on posthuman ethics in the anthropocone


From August 21 to August 25 the philosopher and feminist thinker Rosi Braidotti directs a summerschool at the University of Utrecht on the convergence of anti-humanism on the one hand, on anti-anthropocentrism on the other. From Posthuman Predicament tot Environmental Ethics, the Ethics of Art Practice in the Anthropocene and on Borders, Migration and Cultural Differences. The Summerschool ends on Friday August 25 reflecting on Posthuman Ethics between Vulnerability an Affirmation. 

It goes without saying that the participants are expected to be familiar with Rosi Braidotti's book The Posthuman (Polity Press, 2013) and the article "The Anthropocene: Are Human Now Overwhelming the Great Forces of Nature?" by Will Steffen, Paul J. Crutzen and John R. McNeill, 2002. Another source of inspiration is the book Manmade, edited by Tim Joye and Benoît Strubbe, 2016. 

More information and applications on the website on the Utrecht Summer School websiteDeadline for registration: 01 June 2017. 

Nadia Fadil: On radicalisation

Critical reflections in a contested paradigm.


In this lecture, Nadia Fadil (KULeuven) examines how and why the concept of ‘radicalisation’ has become a real hype in political, societal and academic debates. In 15 years’ time, the concept of ‘radicalisation’ has become commonplace. The concept was first launched by Dutch security services after the 9/11 attacks, and has quickly been picked up by academics. Events like the London attacks in 2005 and the formation of militant groups like Sharia4Belgium and Sharia4Holland, further popularized the notion as a way to make sense of processes of violence within Muslim communities. In her lecture Nadia Fadil will explore to what extent ‘radicalisation’ distorts our understanding of current processes of identity formation, religion and violence.

Tuesday, March 21 - 18:00-20:00

La Tricoterie, Théodore Verhaegenstraat 158, 1060 Brussel

This lecture is part of the VUB-course Redelijk Eigeninnig. For info and registration, click here

“Today we no longer have the right to pretend that we command a unique position from which we can view the truth about the world. We must learn not to judge different areas of knowledge, culture, or art, but to combine them and to establish new ways of coexistence with those who enable us to meet the unique demands of our time.”

Ilya Prigogine & Isabelle Stengers,
Order Out of Chaos: Man’s New Dialogue With Nature, 1984

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