Who are we?

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Codarts and Willem de Kooning Academy are collaborating more intensively in the Rotterdam Arts and Sciences Lab (RASL). The goal of this collaboration is to, first, advance the exchange of knowledge on education and research and, second, to offer students the possibility to develop their skills in accordance with the changing artistic professional practices and societal issues.

About the theme: (Inclusive) Gentrification

New York has Brooklyn, Berlin has Prenzlauerberg, and Rotterdam has Katendrecht. City districts where you can buy vintage clothing and furniture, where you can stroll from concept store to concept store, where you can see youngsters in coffee houses sippin’ on their lattes, and where you can eat biological foods and gourmet burgers. If you find yourself amidst of those places, then there is a reasonable chance you are staying in a gentrified neighbourhood.

Items and guests:

The talk show consists of three items for which we invited guests: In the Spotlight (on the venue that hosts the talk show), Student Talk (on student initiatives) and Talk of the Town (on a theme related to Rotterdam). With, amongst others, Janna Michael (post-doc researcher ESHCC), Janpier Brands (creative director WORM), Natasha Taylor (artist), Boo van der Vlist (tutor at WDKA and EUC), and an introductory video on “gentrification” by Brian Doucet (Associate Professor University of Waterloo, Canada). In-between the various items there will be live music performed by Florieke de Geus (ACW student) and Joachim van Praagh (guitarist).

Hosts: Nadia van Vuuren (MA student ESHCC) and Niels van Poecke (lecturer ESHCC).

Practical details:
Start talk show – 20:00 (until 21:30)
Doors open – 19:30
Location: WORM / UBIK / The Performance Bar

Entrance: Free

We have limited spots so make sure to be on time. Bar PIN only.

This edition of the Art & Science Talk Show is organized by RASL Events & WORM
RASL is a cooperation between EUR, EUC, WDKA and Codarts. 

More info: rasl.nu.