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CLOSE UP 2017-2018

In 2017-2018, our second program committee worked on a new series of CLOSE UP evenings. During this series themes were discussed that have not lost their relevance: the disturbed relationship between man and nature, the desire to become our perfect selves, and the power of music.

Together with Amsterdam Venture Studios - Humanities Lab and the Amsterdam Academic Club, the committee also organized the "life of..." series. Each evening focused on a different humanities discipline, and we explored how you can relate that to your profession. 

#2.1 Biophilia or biophobia? 
An evening on man and nature with UvA Professor of Culture, Landscape and Nature Erik de Jong, urban ecologist Florinde Nieuwenhuis and documentary filmmaker Magda Augusteijn.

#2.2 The makeable generation
How makeable are humans? With philosophy professor Victor Kal (UvA), a Buddhist meditation with Jayavajri den Hollander & Bianca Vermeij and a theater performance by Bervoets & Nijenhuis.

#2.3 Living the art
With Dos Elshout (UvA), poetry by Fausto van Bronkhorst and Q&A with artists Kyra Sacks & WOLF by Galerie Fleur & Wouter.

#2.4 We are media!
What effect do new media have on our identity formation? With Dr. Mirjam Prenger (UvA) and a performance by Rikkert van Huisstede.

#2.5 The feeling of music
With historical musicologist Maarten Beirens, music theory teacher Gustavo Trujillo Delgado, and with musical performances by Awün and Fernando Oliveira (dance) + Dasha Fedorchenko (piano).

#2.6 SUMMERFEST: The magic of the humanities
A celebration of the humanities with Prof. Dr. Irene Zwiep, house poet Nicole Kaandorp and music by Klezmagic and DJ Slimfit Girl.

Programmacommissie 2017-2018 vlnr: Julia, Laura, Martijn en Fieke.