NICA Core Course, 6 EC, April-May 2018 | This course looks at the intersection of decolonial studies and normative political philosophy, and tries to address them from a relatively integrated perspective. We bring together both fields in a systematic way by testing normative theories of global justice and human rights in political philosophy against the works of liberalism’s critics from a decolonial or critical theoretical perspective.
NICA Core Course, 6 EC, April-May 2018 | The course investigates translation in the realm of theatre and performance. This includes translation in the linguistic sense in which it is most commonly understood, but extends to an array of questions pertaining to translation in its root sense of ‘a carrying over’ across a much broader range of semiotic, embodied and inter-subjective forms and practices.
Block 2 (13 November 2017 – 26 January 2018) – Utrecht University Ecologies of curation entails the trans- and interdisciplinary study of the interaction between spectators, artworks/performances and the spatial, social and media environments wherein the objects and acts are staged, produced, situated. Taking the etymological roots of curating as ‘care-taking’ into account, we will explore how curators can and should respond to transformational practices that increasingly cross and bend institutional borders.
Block 3 (05 February 2018 – 06 April 2018) – Utrecht University This course actively teams up with ongoing research of MCW’s research groep [urban interfaces]. [urban interfaces] investigates urban transformations and the role of mobile and locational art, media and performance in urban contexts.
Block 4 (23 April 2018 – 29 June 2018) – Utrecht University In this course, we will focus on movement and gesture as aspects of how we are corporeally literate that have for a long time been neglected in accounts of embodied meaning making but are currently gaining more prominence as the result of technological developments (movement becoming more and more part of what can be detected and shared by media as well as of ways of using media and interacting with them) and also the emergence of embodied, embedded and enactive understandings of perception and cognition. During the meetings we will discuss a panorama of historical and contemporary approaches to movement and gesture in relation to questions of (among others) affect, emotion, experience, spatiality, and memory. Students are invited to explore the potential of these readings for the analysis of encounters with objects, events and situations of different kinds.
Seminar and tutorial, 6 EC, starting September 29 | What happens, we wonder, when instead of taking the city as a pre-existing, object of analysis, or object of ‘theory,’ we consider how it is co-produced in encounters with, for example, discourses around, race, gender, ability and ecology?
We, the undersigned members of the national research school NICA (Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis), express our solidarity with the national and interdisciplinary ‘Rethink’ movement and emphasize the following principles and demands …