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Look Who's Crosstalking Now

Call for PhD propositions on artistic research

P-Trains (Astrin Phosphora)

copyright  Ann Eysermans


On 14 and 15 December 2017 ARTO and the Arts Platform Brussels will organise the PhD symposium ‘Prepositions in Artistic Research’ on the topic of artistic research in the Arts. 

ARTO is the VUB research group for artistic research and the Arts Platform Brussels is the common research environment of the VUB, RITCS and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.

Starting from specific examples of research in the arts, this two-day symposium aims to create a breeding ground for dialogue and reflection around frequent questions and problems related to artistic research.

Propositions for presentations of ongoing PhD resarch in the arts can be made around four themes:
- Historical Informed Performance Practice
- Contemporary Music
- Documentary
- Theory of the artistic research

NEW DEADLINE: 15 november 2017

For more information: 

Roger Casterman, topographe en Congo 1926-1936




Ce livre est un hommage à Roger Casterman, le père de Cécile Casterman, qui - ensemble avec son mari Raymond Hamers - est un des fondateurs du Chaire History & Philosophy of Sciences.

Comme cité dans l'introduction du livre: "Que faire lorsqu’on se retrouve gardien d’une archive de dessins inédits, d’aquarelles et d’huiles, ainsi que de photographies et autres documents ayant trait à trois régions du Congo Belge – le Katanga, le Kivu et le Maniema – de 1926 à 1936 ? (...) L’archive méritait publication, il fallait écrire un livre. Le titre fut vite trouvé : Roger Casterman. Topographe au Congo 1926-1936."

Pour commenadre le livre (25 euros), envoyez un email à

“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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