FORUM ON EUROPEAN CULTURE
31 May - 3 June 2018 Amsterdam

Forum Programme

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  • De Balie - Grote Zaal
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  • De Balie - Salon
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  • De Balie - Upper foyer and café
  • Rijksakademie - 't Schip
  • Frascati 1
  • Stadsschouwburg - Rabozaal
  • Stadsschouwburg - Grote Zaal
  • Bellevue - Grote Zaal
  • Melkweg - Upstairs
  • NDSM pont & metro 53
Choose contributors
  • Shantel
  • Nederlands Kamerkoor
  • Achim Borchardt-Hume
  • Lennart Booij
  • Stephan Petermann
  • Roel Janssen
  • Makers Unite
  • George van Houts
  • Seyran Ates
  • Laura van Dolron
  • Chris Dercon
  • Kader Abdolah
  • César Strawberry
  • Begoña Lalana
  • Julian Schneemann
  • Julian Rosefeldt
  • Bert Scholten
  • Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal
  • Slawomir Sierakowski
  • Claudia Chwalisz
  • Yoonis Osman Nuur
  • Wim Pijbes
  • Alain Geismar
  • Mark Lilla
  • Naeeda Aurangzeb
  • Ulrike Guérot
  • Aya Haidar
  • Al Braithwaite
  • Márton Gulyás
  • Richard Mosse
  • Ivo van Hove
  • Achille Mbembe
  • Aslı Erdoğan
  • Srećko Horvat
  • Ash Sarkar
  • Robert Skidelsky
  • Rem Koolhaas
  • Santiago Sierra
  • Alessandro Baricco
  • Wolfgang Tillmans
  • Luuk van Middelaar
  • The Iron Curtain Project
  • Dessy Gavrilova
  • Paul Scheffer
  • Arnon Grunberg
  • Thomas Decreus
  • Ogutu Muraya
  • Alicja Gescinska
  • Building Conversation
  • Lara Staal
  • Toneelgroep Amsterdam
  • Jan-Werner Müller
  • Onno Govaert
  • Wende
  • Nicolai Khalezin
  • Jeannine Valeriano
  • Stefan Hertmans
  • Vasyl Cherepanyn
  • Mathieu Segers
  • Hissa al Dhaheri
  • Salama al Shamsi
  • Reem Fadda
  • Jacob Sam-La Rose
  • Madi Maxwell-Libby
  • Artur Żmijewski
  • Zaki Nusseibeh
  • Natalia Kaliada
  • Flavia Kleiner
  • Wende
  • Chantal Mouffe
  • Rem Koolhaas
  • Benjamin Barber
  • Monic Hendrickx
  • Ulrich Seidl
  • Marlene Dumas
  • Lars Eidinger
  • Marjolijn van Heemstra
  • Tiit Ojasoo & Ene-Liis Semper
  • Tinneke Beeckman
  • Johan Simons
  • Arnon Grunberg
  • Laurent Binet
  • Milo Rau
  • György Konrád
  • Diederik Samsom
  • Philipp Blom
  • Ivo van Hove
  • Slavenka Drakulić
  • Joan Nederlof
  • Frank Furedi
  • Jan Dibbets
  • Larry Siedentop
  • Thijs Broer
  • Tom Holland
  • Ruth Mackenzie
  • Paul Scheffer
  • Roeland Hofman
  • Luc Tuymans
  • Vincent Stuer
  • Luuk van Middelaar
  • Rüdiger Safranski
  • Quirijn Bolle
  • Jet Bussemaker
  • Albert Jan Kruiter
  • Tom Lanoye
  • Engin Önder
  • Ulrike Guérot
  • Aslı Çiçek
  • Claudy Jongstra
  • Beatrix Ruf
  • Flavia Kleiner
  • Ryan Heath
  • Wolfgang Tillmans
  • Myriam Sahraoui
  • Ivana Abramovic
  • Frank Westerman
  • Kishore Mahbubani
  • Abdelkader Benali
  • Bettine Vriesekoop
  • Peter Ho
  • Diederick Koopal
  • Duncan Stutterheim
  • Heiko Goelzer
  • Niklas Maak
  • Rudi Fuchs
  • Lukasz Kolinski
  • Astrid du Lau d’Allemans
  • Gerben Hellinga
  • Jurriaan Benschop
  • Ignacio Evangelista
  • Pieter Kool
  • Bo Tarenskeen
  • Bonne Reijn
  • Jaïr Stranders
  • Norbert Bisky
  • Angela Richter
  • Joeri Jansen
  • Flo Kasearu
  • Mathieu Segers
  • Ingo Niermann
  • Dries Verhoeven
  • Ray Yeates
  • Gloria Benedikt
  • Justine Simons
  • Stella Ghervas
  • Peter Mensing
  • Inne Olders
  • Merlijn Twaalfhoven
  • Phillip Blond
  • Jonas Staal
  • Jan Raes
  • Ann Demeester
  • Costas Lapavitsas
  • Wayne Modest
  • Yevhen Levchenko
  • Kareem Lotfy
  • Dušan Rodić
  • Barbara Visser
  • Kajsa Ollongren
  • Toneelgroep Amsterdam
  • Stefan Hertmans
  • Lars van den Brink
  • Slawomir Sierakowski
  • Boudewijn Poelmann
  • Ritva Viljanen
  • Abram de Swaan
  • Tomas Vanheste
  • Caroline de Gruyter
  • Sophie in ’t Veld
  • Benno Barnard
  • Sam Samiee
  • Roman Pawlowski
  • Lucas De Man
  • Iryna Vikyrchak
  • Grzegorz Jankowicz
  • Jimmie Durham
  • Laura Starink
Choose day
  • Thu, 31 May
  • Sun, 03 Jun
  • Sat, 02 Jun
  • Fri, 01 Jun
Art / Politics Srećko Horvat / Aslı Erdoğan / Santiago Sierra / Laura van Dolron / Julian Schneemann Thu, 31 May Stadsschouwburg - Rabozaal

Act for Democracy! – Opening Forum on European Culture 2018

Thu, 31 May • 17:00
Stadsschouwburg - Rabozaal

At a crucial point in European history we open the second edition of the Forum on European Culture “Act for Democracy!” with Croatian philosopher Srecko Horvat, Asli Erdoğan, one of Turkey’s most critical voices, and Spain’s most famous and controversial artist, Santiago Sierra.

Contributors: Srećko Horvat / Aslı Erdoğan / Santiago Sierra / Laura van Dolron / Julian Schneemann

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Art / Literature Alessandro Baricco / George van Houts Sun, 03 Jun De Balie - Grote Zaal
History / Theatre Ivo van Hove / Mark Lilla / Toneelgroep Amsterdam Sat, 02 Jun Stadsschouwburg - Grote Zaal
Art / Design / Politics Wolfgang Tillmans / Rem Koolhaas / Stephan Petermann Sun, 03 Jun De Balie - Grote Zaal

Presentation Eurolab

Sun, 03 Jun • 16:00
De Balie - Grote Zaal

Eurolab photographer Wolfgang Tillmans and architects Rem Koolhaas & Stephan Petermann, together with a group of artists and creatives from all over Europe will share their outcomes on how to re-brand the EU.

Contributors: Wolfgang Tillmans / Rem Koolhaas / Stephan Petermann

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Art / Politics Santiago Sierra / César Strawberry / Begoña Lalana Thu, 31 May De Balie - Salon
History / Politics Alain Geismar / Flavia Kleiner / Alicja Gescinska / Thomas Decreus Fri, 01 Jun De Balie - Grote Zaal

The Spirit of ’68

Fri, 01 Jun • 16:00
De Balie - Grote Zaal

Fifty years after the pivotal year of 1968 we will go back to the ’68 protests with Alain Geismar, one of the main leaders of the ’68 movement in France, and discuss its legacy with young thinkers and activists of today.

Contributors: Alain Geismar / Flavia Kleiner / Alicja Gescinska / Thomas Decreus

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Philosophy / Politics / Theatre Achille Mbembe / Ogutu Muraya Sat, 02 Jun Bellevue - Grote Zaal

Postcolonial Europe?

Sat, 02 Jun • 16:00
Bellevue - Grote Zaal

According to philosopher Achille Mbembe it is time for a radical change of our worldview. Europe should take responsibility for its influence and actions beyond the borders of the European continent and acknowledge the existence of upcoming non-western regions. During the Forum Mbembe will share his ideas on what a postcolonial worldorder should look like.

Contributors: Achille Mbembe / Ogutu Muraya

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Politics Jan-Werner Müller / Ulrike Guérot / Slawomir Sierakowski Sat, 02 Jun Frascati 1

Understanding the Populist Turn I

Sat, 02 Jun • 15:00
Frascati 1

Populism, an East-West divide?

How should we understand the surge of support for populist leaders and the growing dissatisfaction with the political establishment both in Western and Eastern Europe? Together with leading thinkers Jan-Werner Müller, Ulrike Guerot and Slawomir Sierakowski we will analyse Europe’s populist turn.

Contributors: Jan-Werner Müller / Ulrike Guérot / Slawomir Sierakowski

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Politics Jan-Werner Müller / Paul Scheffer / Ash Sarkar / Flavia Kleiner / Márton Gulyás / Claudia Chwalisz Sat, 02 Jun Frascati 1

Understanding the Populist Turn II

Sat, 02 Jun • 19:00
Frascati 1

10 Lessons on Populism

With inspiring European thinkers who, each in their own way, stood up against populism in Europe, we will take a close look at different populist movements. What should be our answers to populism to counter the populist tide?

Contributors: Jan-Werner Müller / Paul Scheffer / Ash Sarkar / Flavia Kleiner / Márton Gulyás / Claudia Chwalisz

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Freedom / Performance / Politics / Theatre Natalia Kaliada / Nicolai Khalezin / Aslı Erdoğan / Márton Gulyás Thu, 31 May De Balie - Grote Zaal

Freedom Lecture: Belarus Free Theatre

Thu, 31 May • 20:30
De Balie - Grote Zaal

The exiled artistic directors of the courageous Belarus Free Theatre, an underground theatre that operates under the last dictatorship in Europe, will give the 23rd Freedom Lecture. Together with the exiled Turkish writer Asli Erdogan and the Hungarian artistic activist Márton Gulyás they will discuss the importance of artistic and democratic freedom in Europe.

Contributors: Natalia Kaliada / Nicolai Khalezin / Aslı Erdoğan / Márton Gulyás

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Animations / Literature / Music / Performance Madi Maxwell-Libby / Jacob Sam-La Rose / Jeannine Valeriano / Onno Govaert Fri, 01 Jun Melkweg - Upstairs

What’s up Europe? Spoken Beat Night

Fri, 01 Jun • 20:00
Melkweg - Upstairs

A special European edition of Jeannine Valeriano’s Spoken Beat Night, with drummer Onno Govaert and two talented international spoken word artists from across the Channel: Madi Maxwell-Libby & Jacob Sam-La Rose.

Contributors: Madi Maxwell-Libby / Jacob Sam-La Rose / Jeannine Valeriano / Onno Govaert

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Music / Politics Seyran Ates / Wende / Chris Dercon Sat, 02 Jun Het Concertgebouw - Kleine Zaal

Europa: ‘Wir Schaffen Das!’

Sat, 02 Jun • 20:00
Het Concertgebouw - Kleine Zaal

Germany has always played a central role in Europe: for Europe, there is no way around Germany. As Angela Merkel just started her fourth term, leading political thinkers, creatives and politicians will join us and explore the cultural and political role of Germany in Europe. With music from WENDE.

Contributors: Seyran Ates / Wende / Chris Dercon

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History / Music / Politics Shantel Sat, 02 Jun De Balie - Grote Zaal
Art / International Relations / Politics Richard Mosse / Arnon Grunberg / Makers Unite Fri, 01 Jun Stedelijk Museum
Art / Design / Photography / Politics Rem Koolhaas / Wolfgang Tillmans / Stephan Petermann Thu, 31 May Stedelijk Museum

Eurolab – new ideas to communicate the EU

Thu, 31 May • 12:00
Stedelijk Museum

Wolfgang Tillmans, Rem Koolhaas & Stephan Petermann, together with a group of artists, creatives and communication experts from all over Europe, will go on a 4-day fact-finding mission: What has gone wrong in the last 25 years of communicating Europe? How to re-brand the EU?

Contributors: Rem Koolhaas / Wolfgang Tillmans / Stephan Petermann

Closed Session
Economics / Politics Robert Skidelsky Fri, 01 Jun De Balie - Salon
Art / International Relations / Politics Vasyl Cherepanyn Thu, 31 May Rijksakademie

The European International

Thu, 31 May • 20:30 Opening Hours: 1, 2 and 3 June between 12.00 and 18.00
Rijksakademie

The European International, curated by Vasyl Cherepanyn in collaboration with the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, explores through visual art the potential of the Political International that emerged in Europe

Contributors: Vasyl Cherepanyn

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Music / Performance / Theatre Thu, 31 May NDSM pont & metro 53
History / Music / Philosophy Kader Abdolah / Nederlands Kamerkoor Sun, 03 Jun Het Concertgebouw - Kleine Zaal
Art / International Relations Zaki Nusseibeh / Aya Haidar / Al Braithwaite Fri, 01 Jun Het Concertgebouw - Kleine Zaal
Art / International Relations Arnon Grunberg / Stefan Hertmans / Mathieu Segers Sat, 02 Jun De Balie - Salon
Art / Design Hissa al Dhaheri / Reem Fadda / Salama al Shamsi / Wim Pijbes / Achim Borchardt-Hume Fri, 01 Jun Bellevue - Grote Zaal
Philosophy / Sociology Building Conversation Fri, 01 Jun De Balie - Salon
Art / International Relations / Journalism / Politics Sun, 03 Jun De Balie - Salon

The Future is Europe? Live podcast interviews

Sun, 03 Jun • 11:00
De Balie - Salon

On the last day of the Forum we will make a start on outlining European future scenarios. During live podcast interview sessions we speak with brilliant, innovative and surprising European minds from all over the continent, ranging from activists to philosophers.

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Law / Politics / Theatre Lara Staal / Yoonis Osman Nuur Sat, 02 Jun De Balie - Grote Zaal

Europe on Trial

Sat, 02 Jun • 14:00
De Balie - Grote Zaal

Human rights activist Yoonis Osman Nuur and political curator Lara Staal are putting Europe on trial. Is the EU guilty of neglecting its hospitality and violating human rights in light of the refugee crisis?

Contributors: Lara Staal / Yoonis Osman Nuur

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Politics Sun, 03 Jun Frascati 1
Politics Fri, 01 Jun Bellevue - Grote Zaal

Europe 2018 – Youth Debate

Fri, 01 Jun • 11:00
Bellevue - Grote Zaal

In light of the election of the new Youth Representative European Affairs for the National Youth Council, we organise a debate on the current state of Europe with 50 young people from all backgrounds and corners of The Netherlands.

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Art / Politics Sat, 02 Jun De Balie - Salon

The Art of Regionalism

Sat, 02 Jun • 14:30
De Balie - Salon

All over Europe we see regions that proudly distinguish themselves from national culture, thereby rejecting the nation-state as a whole. In cooperation with Leeuwarden 2018 (European Capital of Culture 2018) we discuss the strength of regional identity and culture in Europe.

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Art / History / Sociology The Iron Curtain Project Fri, 01 Jun De Balie - Upper foyer and café
Art / International Relations / Politics Vasyl Cherepanyn Sun, 03 Jun Rijksakademie - 't Schip
Art / History / International Relations / Performance Fri, 01 Jun Bellevue - Grote Zaal