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Debates Can the city save the world? - Kaaitheater 19/02 + 27/02 VUB

Following the publication of the book 'Kan de stad de wereld redden?' (Can the city save the world?),COSMOPOLIS City, Culture & Society is organizing two debates:

19/02/2013 : Debate with Stijn Oosterlynck, Benoit Moritz and Eric Corijn - FR/NL - Kaaitheater

27/02/2013 : Debate with Bas van Heur, Sofie Vermeulen and Eric Corijn - ENG - Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The publication "Kan de stad de wereld redden?" (Can the city save the world?) collects texts of Eric Corijn. The social scientist and cultural philosopher is an atypical academic. Philosophy of science, leisure studies, psychoanalysis, culture and community building to debates on nationalism and populism are but a few of the topics studied. Urbanity has become the central focus of his thinking and action. The book gives an insight into the development of his thoughts, visions and concepts.

1. Debate with Stijn Oosterlynck, Benoit Moritz and Eric Corijn - Kaaitheater (Foyer) - Tuesday 19 February 2013 - 18:30

Debate with Eric Corijn and Stijn Oosterlynck and Benoit Moritz. These last two have both written reflections in the book on concrete projects they have realised with Eric Corijn.

Timing

  • 18:30-19:00 Welcome (possibility to eat)
  • 19:00-20:00 Benoit Moritz and Stijn Oosterlynck interview Eric Corijn
  • 20:00-20:30 Questions and debate with the public

No registration for this debate needed
More info: Kaaitheater

2. Debate with Bas van Heur, Sofie Vermeulen and Eric Corijn - VUB - Wednesday 27 February 2013 - 12:15
Can the city save the world?
Debate with Eric Corijn and two editors of the book: Bas van Heur (director of Cosmopolis) and Sofie Vermeulen (PhD researcher).

Timing

  • 12:15-12:30 Welcome with sandwiches and coffee
  • 12:30-13:30 Bas van Heur and Sofie Vermeulen interview Eric Corijn
  • 13:30-14:00 Questions from the public and debate

Location: Room D2.12 - VUB Campus - Pleinlaan 2 - 1050 Brussels
Language: English
Participation: free of charge, but registration is required

Please register for this lunchdebate here.

More info: www.cosmopolis.be.

Language: Dutch
Organization: COSMOPOLIS City, Culture & Society