Empowerment Training: Theatre for social change! (ENG)

Using Theatre of the Oppressed, a method by Augusto Boal
By Maike Koolhaas and Jennifer van Exel

Time: 9.00 to 13.00 hrs.
Location: auditorium ArtEZ in Arnhem (Oude Kraan 26)
Register: please mail to c.demuijnck@artez.nl
Max. 40 participants (English spoken, only for ArtEZ-students, ArtEZ students of all departments can participate)

The goal of this theatre training is to enhance social inclusion and intercultural exchanges and to have a long lasting impact on participants, so that they can become the catalyst for social inclusion at the school. The training focuses on that lasting effect by using playful enactment of real life scenarios. The TO (|Theatre of the Oppressed) theatre method trains a social-inclusive mindset by enhancing the group’s reflection in a hands-on-manner. By enacting real life scenario’s, testing out alternatives for both group- and individual behaviour patterns and ways of expression, the group is engaged in a social learning process. The method engages all the senses. It connects individual as well as collective experiences of the subject matter. Because of those things, the method is well known to intervene on existing personal beliefs and the level of behaviour. Hence the longer-lasting effect on participants of such TO theatre workshops.

Maike Koolhaas – is a trainer and facilitator with a background in dramatherapy. She initiates and coordinates theatre projects as a director, facilitator and producer. She is skilled in working with the TO (Theatre of the Oppressed) theatre method, developed by Augusto Boal. Her current project is at the Hogeschool Utrecht, also concerning the enhancement of intercultural exchanges at the school. A project she recently finished was in partnership with the GGZ about mental health.
Maike on LinkedIn

Jennifer van Exel – is trained in making interactive experiences, as a performer, a faciltator and a concept developer. She is currently working as a communications advisor at Tappan, in The Hague. Where she develops concepts for communication strategies and coordinates the production of written tekst, video, and other media for clients mainly within the governmental sector. She is currently working on an exhibition for the Ministry of Health (VWS) about the history and framing of mental health policy.
Jennifer on LinkedIn

Time to Listen, Time to Voice up!

This spring, three sessions of empowerment trainings are being hosted together with the BEAR student platform School of Missing Men, and guest-curated by two of its members: Yuchen Li and Janna van Welsem.

As an artist it is important to make your voice heard. Yet, due to cultural differences and social structures, certain voices are more easily heard than others. How does an artist with a privileged position, or an artist who is less represented, get their points across while taking account of diverse perspectives? How do we gain confidence in listening, sharing, expressing and articulating in a multi-cultural environment? And how does an artist speak up in the face of institutional power? When is it their responsibility to voice out? When is it their responsibility to listen? How do artists find their agency to bring about change in actions of solidarity?

In times when artists are still continuously asked to brand themselves or to have an individual position within the field, we are reexamining this idea by analysing how we relate to each other, through having social awareness and self-reflexivity, active participation and involvement, accountability and encouragement for individual and collective actions.

We aim for these trainings to have long-lasting impact, through which an individual becomes a catalyst for social change in the school environment, as well as, in the work field and everyday life thereafter.

30th March – Assertive Communication Training (Dutch spoken)
13th April – Assertive Communication Training (English spoken)
11th May (TBC) – Theatre of the Oppressed Intervention Workshop (English spoken)

Leesgroep De Kunst van het Feminisme: Man Made met Sunny Bergman

Tijd: 19.00 -21.00 uur
Locatie: Focus Filmtheater
Nederlands gesproken

Documentaire en nagesprek met Sunny Bergman over mannelijkheid.
Een samenwerking tussen ArtEZ studium generale, Mister Motley en Focus Filmtheater

AANMELDEN
Meld je voor 20 mei aan bij c.demuijnck@artez.nl

VOORBEREIDING
Lees The Descent of Man – Grayson Perry (ligt na de vakantie in de ArtEZ mediatheek)

Urgent Publishing

Institute of Network Cultures, ArtEZ University of the Arts and Willem de Kooning Academy are happy to invite you to Urgent Publishing, a conference with presentations and workshops about publishing strategies in post-truth times.

While digital publishing technologies have helped bring different voices onto the stage, they also instigated the ‘post-truth’ era, leaving a disenchanted public behind to scavenge the rubble of breaking fake news stories, information pollution and broken links.
How can designers, developers, artists, writers and publishers intervene in the public debate and counter misinformation in a meaningful and relevant way? What are new publishing strategies for our current media landscape? How to design for urgency without succumbing to an accelerated hype cycle? Join us for three days of discussions, explorations and experiments at Urgent Publishing.

When: 15-17 May 2019
Where: Amsterdam (15 May) & Arnhem (16-17 May)
Admission: free, but registration is required
For whom: students, designers, developers, artists, writers, publishers and researchers who want to experiment with new forms of hybrid publishing.

networkcultures.org/urgentpublishing

Kitchen Table Conversations met Arna Mačkić

Tijd: 19.00 tot 21.00 uur
Locatie: Theaterzaal, Rhijnvis Feithlaan 50, Zwolle
Aanmelden: f.bokhoven@artez.nl
Voertaal: Engels (tenzij iedereen Nederlands spreekt)

Architect en denker Arna Mačkić vindt het hoog tijd dat we meer oog krijgen voor de sociale effecten van architectuur. Hoe richt je de openbare ruimte zo in dat zoveel mogelijk mensen zich thuis voelen? Hoe kan architectuur er voor zorgen dat verschillende bevolkingsgroepen elkaar tegenkomen?

In samenwerking met het online kunstmagazine Mister Motley organiseert ArtEZ studium generale de bijeenkomst ‘Bring your own source’. Mačkić neemt een bron mee om haar verhaal te illustreren en nodigt het publiek uit dat eveneens te doen. Samen kijken, luisteren of lezen we de bronnen om antwoord te vinden op de vragen: Hoe kan architectuur bijdragen aan een inclusieve stad? Wat is er voor nodig om door middel van architectuur mensen bij elkaar te laten komen? Om zich thuis te laten voelen? Meer informatie volgt na aanmelding.

TedTalk van Arna Mačkic: The Power of Inclusive architecture
Interview met Arna Mačkic voor Kunst is Lang van Mister Motley

Workshop: How to make a podcast (besloten)

Richard den Haring geeft een workshop over podcasts maken. In anderhalf uur worden alle facetten van het medium podcast toegelicht aan de hand van heldere voorbeelden. De deelnemers worden met stellingen uitgedaagd om mee te denken over de plaats en het nut van podcast in het huidige medialandschap. Aan het eind van de workshop hebben de deelnemers een duidelijk beeld van wat een podcast is, wat je ermee kan en hoe je zelf een podcast publiceert & distribueert.

Richard den Haring is co-host van de storytelling podcast MakersRadio, oprichter van Podcastluisteren.nl en schrijver van het boekje: Podcasten voor Dummies.

Training Powerplay: Energy management on a strategic level to create space for your ambition

Training Powerplay: Energy management on a strategic level to create space for your ambition
– Noor Bongers

Zaterdag 30 maart (Nederlands gesproken, alleen voor ArtEZ-studenten)
14.00 tot 17.00 uur
ArtEZ in Arnhem
Registreren: c.demuijnck@artez.nl

Leiderschap nemen over je potentie. Kraakhelder krijgen wat jij in de wereld te doen hebt en dat vormgeven vanuit je diepste kern. Integer en zonder enige concessie. Om vervolgens je energie loepzuiver te richten, je talenten te manifesteren en je te verbazen over de impact die je maakt. Tijdens Pleasure Island – een interdisciplinaire workshop voor 150 ArtEZ studenten uit het eerste en tweede jaar van de Arnhemse opleidingen dans, theater, jazz & pop, creative writing, fine art en muziektheater – gaven Noor Bongers en Nynke Vos de training Powerplay. Voor studenten die meededen en zich verder willen verdiepen en voor studenten die het gemist hebben en graag alsnog kennis willen maken met deze materie bieden we opnieuw de training Powerplay aan.

Powerplay is een unieke combinatie van energie en strategie. Resultaat: een heldere focus in jouw (professionele) leven en een gezonde dosis daadkracht. Reken erop dat je en passant ook nog wat talenten ontdekt waarvan je het bestaan niet wist.

www.powerplay.academy

Zie meer informatie over Noor Bongers en Nynke Vos op onze gastenpagina.

How to find your voice –
A series of empowerment trainings

As an artist you have the opportunity to create your stamp on the world. This is the artist’s voice and everyone has a different process for finding his/her voice. ArtEZ studium generale will start this spring a series of different trainings to help you find your voice.

We define empowerment as training in active participation, involvement, accountability, encouragement, setting boundaries and expectations, listening to and acknowledging other people’s ideas. We see it as a process. The process through which an individual becomes an agent of change.

For whom?
For all ArtEZ BA and MA students

What?
All trainings are intensive in character and open for a limited number of participants. Writing a short motivation is part of the registration process and can be part of a selection.

 

Empowerment Training: Assertive Communication Training (ENG)

Assertive Communication Training
Sarita Bajnath

Saturday April 13 (English spoken, only for ArtEZ-students)
Time: 9.30 to 12.00 hrs.
Location: at ArtEZ in Arnhem
Register: please send an email with a short motivation (max 10 lines) to c.demuijnck@artez.nl
Max. 15 participants

How to get to say what you want without becoming aggressive, passive aggressive or let people walk all over you. Being assertive is about getting your points across while you understand and take into account the views of others. After this training you will feel more confident in expressing your feelings and getting your point across. Your connection to others will enhance. You will notice when a relationship is toxic or when you just differ in expressing yourself. We will see how important body language is.
The group will be small so there will be room for personal stories and connections. The atmosphere will be educational, warm and social.

 

Time to Listen, Time to Voice up!

This spring, three sessions of empowerment trainings are being hosted together with the BEAR student platform School of Missing Men, and guest-curated by two of its members: Yuchen Li and Janna van Welsem.

As an artist it is important to make your voice heard. Yet, due to cultural differences and social structures, certain voices are more easily heard than others. How does an artist with a privileged position, or an artist who is less represented, get their points across while taking account of diverse perspectives? How do we gain confidence in listening, sharing, expressing and articulating in a multi-cultural environment? And how does an artist speak up in the face of institutional power? When is it their responsibility to voice out? When is it their responsibility to listen? How do artists find their agency to bring about change in actions of solidarity?

In times when artists are still continuously asked to brand themselves or to have an individual position within the field, we are reexamining this idea by analysing how we relate to each other, through having social awareness and self-reflexivity, active participation and involvement, accountability and encouragement for individual and collective actions.

We aim for these trainings to have long-lasting impact, through which an individual becomes a catalyst for social change in the school environment, as well as, in the work field and everyday life thereafter.

30th March – Assertive Communication Training (Dutch spoken)
13th April – Assertive Communication Training (English spoken)
11th May (TBC) – Theatre of the Oppressed Intervention Workshop (English spoken)


How to find your voice –
A series of empowerment trainings

As an artist you have the opportunity to create your stamp on the world. This is the artist’s voice and everyone has a different process for finding his/her voice. ArtEZ studium generale will start this spring a series of different trainings to help you find your voice.

We define empowerment as training in active participation, involvement, accountability, encouragement, setting boundaries and expectations, listening to and acknowledging other people’s ideas. We see it as a process. The process through which an individual becomes an agent of change.

For whom?
For all ArtEZ BA and MA students

What?
All trainings are intensive in character and open for a limited number of participants. Writing a short motivation is part of the registration process and can be part of a selection.

 

Empowermenttraining: Assertieve Communicatie Training (NL)

Assertieve Communicatie Training
– Sarita Bajnath

Zaterdag 30 maart (Nederlands gesproken, alleen voor ArtEZ-studenten)
9.30 tot 12.00 uur
ArtEZ in Arnhem
Registreren: stuur een email met een korte motivatie (max 10 regels) naar c.demuijnck@artez.nl
Max. 15 deelnemers

Hoe je kunt zeggen wat je wilt zonder agressief of passief agressief te zijn of mensen over je heen te laten lopen. Assertief zijn betekent je punten overbrengen terwijl je anderen begrijpt en rekening houdt met anderen.
Na deze training zul je meer zelfvertrouwen hebben om je gevoelens te uiten en je punt over te brengen. Je verbinding met anderen zal verbeteren. Je zult merken wanneer een relatie giftig is of wanneer je alleen maar een andere manier van uiten hebt. We zullen zien hoe belangrijk lichaamstaal is.
De groep zal klein zijn en er zal ruimte zijn voor persoonlijke verhalen en verbinding. De sfeer zal educatief, warm en sociaal zijn.


Time to Listen, Time to Voice up!

Dit voorjaar worden drie sessies met empowerment-trainingen georganiseerd samen met het BEAR-studentenplatform School of Missing Men. Gastcuratoren zijn twee van haar leden: Yuchen Li en Janna van Welsem.

Als kunstenaar heb je de kans om je stem te laten horen in de wereld. Echter, door culturele verschillen en sociale structuren worden sommige stemmen makkelijker gehoord dan andere. Hoe dragen meer geprivilegieerde of minder gerepresenteerde kunstenaars hun verhaal over, rekening houdend met diverse perspectieven? Hoe kunnen we zekerder worden in luisteren, delen, uiten en articuleren in een multiculturele omgeving? Hoe spreken we ons uit tegen een institutionele macht? Wanneer zijn we genoodzaakt voor iets of iemand op te komen? Wanneer zijn we genoodzaakt te luisteren? Hoe spelen we een actieve rol in het aanjagen van solidariteit?

In een tijd waarin kunstenaars constant wordt gevraagd om zichzelf te branden of om een unieke en eigen positie in te nemen, willen we analyseren hoe we ons tot elkaar verhouden, door sociaal bewustzijn en zelfreflectie, actieve deelname, verantwoordelijkheid en aanmoediging tot individuele en collectieve acties.

We hopen met deze trainingen op een langdurige impact, waarmee individuen een agent of change kunnen worden, binnen school, maar ook in hun latere werk en leven.

30 maart – Assertieve Communicatie Training (Nederlands gesproken)
13 april – Assertive Communication Training (Engels gesproken)
11th May (TBC) – Theatre of the Oppressed Intervention Workshop (Engels gesproken)

 

How to find your voice –
Een reeks empowermenttrainingen

Als kunstenaar of ontwerper heb je de mogelijkheid om je stempel op de wereld te drukken. Dat is de stem van de kunstenaar en bij iedereen verloopt het proces om je stem te vinden op een andere en eigen wijze. ArtEZ studium generale start dit voorjaar een serie verschillende trainingen om je te helpen je stem te vinden.

Wij definiëren empowerment als actieve participatie, betrokkenheid, verantwoordelijkheid, aanmoediging, het stellen van grenzen en verwachtingen, het luisteren naar en erkennen van de ideeën van anderen. We zien het als een proces. Het proces waardoor een individu een agent of change wordt.

Voor wie?
Voor alle BA en MA studenten van ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten

Wat?
Alle trainingen hebben een intensief karakter en zijn open voor een beperkt aantal deelnemers. Het schrijven van een korte motivatie is onderdeel van het registratieproces en kan deel uitmaken van selectie.

Symposium: Biomatters of a precarious future

Locatie: Tetem, Stroinksbleekweg 16, 7523 ZL Enschede
Datum: 27/03/2019
Tijd: 19:30 uur (19:00 uur inloop)
Aanmelden: studiumgenerale@artez.nl
Voertaal: Engels

De tentoonstelling Biodesign of Plastocene in Tetem wordt geopend met een symposium over de uitdagingen en problemen van het Antropoceen, georganiseerd in samenwerking met curator dr. Agnieszka Anna Wołodźko en ArtEZ studium generale.

Agnieszka Anna Wołodźko gaat tijdens haar lezing ‘Introduction into biodesign as (ir)responsible design’ in op het begrip Plastoceen en vertelt over het belang van biodesign in de hedendaagse plastic afvalcultuur.

Promovendus Anna Volkmar vertelt in haar lezing ‘Of Demons and Radioactive Cats: Re-introducing precarity into the debate on nuclear waste’ over de eco-kritische zorgen en onze onzekere relatie met technologie.

Cultuursocioloog Ruben Jacobs vertelt in de lezing ‘Thinking like a Mountain’ over de noodzaak van een relationele manier van denken en leven in de tijd van het Antropoceen. Lees hier meer over zijn aanpak.

Lecture by Manal AlDowayan: An Artistic Practice in a Transformative Contemporary Culture

Date: March 12, 2019
Time: 9.30 – 10.30 hrs.
Location: Auditorium ArtEZ, Onderlangs 26, Arnhem

Museum Arnhem, together with ArtEZ/BEAR and ArtEZ studium generale, organize a lecture by Manal AlDowayan. AlDowayan is one of the participating artists of the exhibition Your Voice Matters in De Kerk [The Church], in Arnhem.

A multi-media artist, Manal AlDowayan has developed a practice that revolves around participation of the public in the making of her artworks. An example of this collaboration is ‘Tree of Guardians’ (2014), which is part of the exhibition Your Voice Matters. This installation is, according to the artist, “an exercise that examined the question: when do women disappear from the collective memory of women in Saudi Arabia, especially in the context of a memory that is confined to oral history?” The installation consists of ink drawings of maternal family trees and 1800 brass leaves suspended from the ceiling.

In her talk at ArtEZ/BEAR, AlDowayan will discuss the politics of participation and the ideas behind the different spaces that she occupies when producing her work. She will present her on-going research around the themes of representation, participatory art, and the power structures behind invisibility.

AlDowayan uses research methods of interviewing and data collection to look at social change in contemporary culture, with a large focus on the status of Saudi women and their representation.

Manal AlDowayan (1973 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia) lives in Dubai, UAE. She holds a MSc in Systems Analysis and Design, and a MA in Contemporary Art Practice in Public Spheres from the Royal College of Art.

With her research based practice, AlDowayan is a leading voice in her region’s contemporary art scene. She has been the recipient of research grants and residencies from around the world. These include fellowships from New York University Abu Dhabi, the Clore Foundation in the UK, and residency invitations from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the Delfina Foundation. She has shown her work in ‘Prospect 3 New Orleans’ – The American Biennale (2014/15), in collateral shows at the Venice Biennial (2009/11), and at museums like Gwangju Museum in South Korea, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, Victoria & Albert Museum in the UK, LA County Museum in USA, Aga Khan Museum in Canada and iThra Museum in Saudi Arabia. Currently, she has a solo presentation ‘Watch before you fall’ at Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid, until March 30th, 2019. Her work is on permanent display at the British Museum and Mathaf Museum of Arab Art in Doha, Qatar.

Your Voice Matters, in De Kerk, the temporary exhibition space of Museum Arnhem, Walburgisplein 1, Arnhem NL. March 8 – May 12, 2019