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


AGE - From the anatomy of life to the architecture of living


This 6th Crosstalks book is a bold selection of research, reflections, projects and activism exploring ageism and its opposite. Philosophy and art are included for their capacity to provide culturally driven contexts in which to think freely and activate slumbering senses and sensibilities.

Not acting one’s age, whether it is intentional or not, is both a dangerous and a promising enterprise. - Aagje Swinnen

(...) age in men often equates with the concept of 'sage;' ironic, since we all know many older men who are complete doofuses. There certainly seem to be more male role models who are reaching their older years with dignity and grace while in the public eye, compared to the number of high-ranking women in the fields of government, science, religion, education, politics ... do I need to continue the list? - Ellen Snortland

Ageing populations have been identified as a major problem in most Western societies. Why? The elderly are not particularly dangerous; they are usually not violent and hardly have any impact on criminal statistics and crime rates. - Cor Wagenaar

Order the book at VUB Press - ASP Editions  - 422 pages - € 35,00 - ISBN: 9789057185076

Let's AGE at Passa Porta

Tuesday 29 November 2016

(Still from Tornar, copyright Danny Willems)


Celebrating ! the release of the new Crosstalks book AGE at Passa Porta, Rue  Antoine Dansaert Straat 46, 1000 Brussels.

From November on we start a series of release-events for the 6th Crosstalks boek: AGE, From the anatomy of life to the architecture of living.

AGE wants to contribute to the escape routes out of a society driven by competition and profit and divided by class, income, race, sex, education and age. AGE is a counter narrative, celebrating life, solidarity and the empowerment of all people with regard to their own health, whatever one's age. Ageism is to age what racism is to race. Both are socially constructed ideas that have changed over time and serve a social and economic purpose. They’re not about how we look, they’re about how people in power assign meaning to how we look. - Ashton Applewhite

The AGE celebration on November 29 takes place at Passa Porta and the evening consists of presentations by Marleen WynantsCarla Molenberghs (Huis Perrekes), Seppe Baeyens (Tornar, Ultima Vez) and readings from literature by Claude Blondeel, Catherine Ongenae, Mia Vaerman, Dylan Belgrado and Goedele Nuytens. The program is in Dutch. More info and registration.

“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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