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Since 2015, VOX-POP has been bringing a diverse cultural programme to the UvA city centre campus. From debates and lectures to theatre shows and exhibitions; here you will find our highlights of the past few years.
Since 2016, the VOX-POP student programme team has organised a CLOSE UP every 6-8 weeks. During these evenings, the students investigate a social issue together with academics, professionals and artists. Find a selection of previous CLOSE UPs here:

VOX-POP presents ArtiShock. Every month on a Thursday, VOX-POP transforms the space into a workshop for chaos and creativity. From DJ classes to linocut workshops, month a different art form!

Diversity and inclusion
VOX-POP wants celebrate all different cultures and backgrounds of our students and staff. In collaboration with the Faculty Diversity Office, we organise events throughout the year to adress prevalent societal issues and learn more about each other's perspectives.

In 2022 and 2023, VOX-POP hosted the public lecture series Eastsplainers. As the Russian war in Ukraine and imperialist Kremlin rhetoric continue to disturb world media, Eastsplainers offers a counterweight to 'westsplaining' – the habit of looking at developments in Central and Eastern Europe through Western lenses. In this public lecture series, we listen to intellectuals and artists who fled from the Russian war in Ukraine or who fled or migrated from Łódź, Minsk, and Moscow, among other places, to the Netherlands.

Red Light Heritage

In 2022, our former student assistant Julia Visser started the Red Light Heritage project at VOX-POP. By approaching sex work as possible intangible heritage, the project aimed to make an original contribution to the critical debate about the disappearance of sex work from the Red Light District. This developed into the creation of an interdisciplinary research group in collaboration with NICA with three seminars in Paleis van de Weemoed that explored the idea of "sex-work as (intangible) heritage". In addition, we organized two cultural public programs in VOX-POP. Through music, performance, academic debate, but especially in dialogue with you, we presented the findings of the research group and explored the politics of heritage.