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  • Terra Critica

    Practicing Equality-in-Difference

    IN CONVERSATION WITH TERRA CRITICA   The audio-clip is a recording of a Terra Critica ReadingRoom session, and part of a series (held in 2017) called un/learning: the p/re/distribution of knowledge. As you can hear, different voices overlap and respond to each other, none is exclusive or more important than the others. In tune with MOED’s objective, we practice an affirmative combination of equality-in-difference in each ReadingRoom meeting, hoping to…

  • 4 The Companion Species as Artist

    The Companion Species as Artist

    IN CONVERSATION WITH GIJSJE HEEMSKERK AND WISKE Gijsje Heemskerk discusses the installation work that she made together with canine companion Wiske for the Artistic Research Graduation Show ‘‘50/50: I don’t like common ground as a title for anything”. Companion Species The sculptures depicted here are made in collaboration with my canine companion Wiske. Wiske is not a ‘pet’ or a ‘companion animal’. Wiske is, like myself, a companion species. A…

  • Watching Black Panther in the Netherlands

    Watching Black Panther in the Netherlands

    IN CONVERSATION WITH RACHEL GILLETT Black Panther – the Utrecht Experience. On February 14th, 2018, my partner surprised me with a Valentine’s day film date to see Black Panther, the Marvel film starring a black superhero, a black anti-hero, and a mostly black cast. [1] I was thrilled. I study race, popular culture, and representation, and I had been following the advance hype for the film obsessively. As a personal…

  • walking ladies by Yahaira

    Decoloniality in Relation to Museums and Curatorial Practices

    IN CONVERSATION WITH LEANA BOVEN The museum’s colonial foundation One could look at the museum as being an active entity, or an urban actor. The museum could be seen as agitator and the space it occupies as a place where political activism can develop. Museums can engage in acts of representation as intervention, and – at least in the Netherlands –  lectures and debates concerning societal issues are more and…

  • Animal and Women’s Rights by Chloe Divers

    Feathers to Feminism: on Animal Rights and Women’s Rights

    IN CONVERSATION WITH CHLOE DIVERS With the MOED team I visited Atria, the institute of Gender Equality and Women’s History and one of MOED’s partners. Because MOED aims to draw attention to the interrelatedness of different struggles for equality, I decided to delve into the archives of Atria to find out more. Art and cultural production are central to MOED, which is why I focused my research on a specific…