Entries by Chantal

Non-Visibility and the Politics of Presence: a spatial analysis of contemporary Iran

Pedram Dibazar | This project is a cultural study of tactics of presence in the present-day Iranian public sphere. It refers to a multiplicity of spheres of socio-cultural presence of within and beyond the city. The concept of the city encompasses numerous spatio-temporal formations, including public appearances, power relations, social interactions, urban configurations, cultural representations, societal sensibilities, […]

The Politics of Plasticity. Sex and Gender in the 21st Century Brain

Annelies Kleinherenbrink | The aim of this project is to trace and reflect on the many different ways in which the notion of ‘neuroplasticity’ is conceptualized, deployed, circulated, shared, contested, rejected or ignored when the relationship between sex / gender and the brain is at stake. Referring to the ability of the brain to undergo functional […]

Map Art: Alternative Visions of Globalisation

Simon Ferdinand | The use of cartography as the thematic and formal substance of artistic production has become increasingly prevalent amongst a very diverse set of visual artists over the last century. This project aims to establish the significance of this developing genre within the context of the ongoing theoretical debates over the nature, future trajectory and […]

Deciphering the Cultural Palimpsest of New Amsterdam

Artyom Anikin | The notion of the palimpsest as on object containing stray remnants hinting at an older and hidden layer of information, when adjusted for the field of cultural analysis, offers a methodological framework for deciphering and re-manifesting bygone cityscapes and culture in a contemporary context. This framework will be investigated and applied to the spatial […]

Latinidades 3.0, Renewed Aesthetics of Transculturalism

Latinidades 3.0, Renewed Aesthetics of Transculturalism Karine Barbot | This research project aims to enquire how US Latinos make use of hypermedia resources to reconstruct and express their ethno-linguistic identity based on multi-lingual content. Generally of mixed background, their identity emerges out of the dynamic negotiation of a blurred “otherness” from within, rooted in a daily […]