Lecture: A Stake in the Unknown

Where does the work on Cultural Diversity start: with ourselves, or with the other? Can we find meaningful answers through researching databases? Or rather through social inquiries, and by making visible those who have been excluded from this discussion? Drawing on developments in contemporary arts, this lecture will focus through a historical perspective on knowledge from various disciplines that has been neglected in a European context, in order to use these as a starting point for a discussion on what Cultural Diversity might mean today. Embedded in a historical understanding of our current condition, the talk will unfold the potential that lies within seeing diversity as a state of constant change.

Since Cultural Diversity is also about dialogue, the lecture will feature three respondents from various fields and areas of expertise: Charl Landvreugd, Patricia Kaersenhout and Vincent van Velsen. The afternoon will be moderated by Renée Turner, Director Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

The public lecture A Stake in the Unknown by Nana Adusei-Poku is her inaugural lesson for the lectoraat Cultural Diversity of Research Centre Creating 010, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

This lecture is presented as part of Studium Witte de With, a collaborative education platform for art and theory which is intended to serve as a catalyst bridging various fields of knowledge across higher education. Studium Witte de With offers a broad program mapping and analysing the cultural and political ecology.



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