On the occasion of the 440th DIES NATALIS, celebrated on Monday 9 February, Leiden University proudly awarded an Honorary Doctorate to William Christie, renowned harpsichordist, conductor, musicologist and teacher, and the foremost pioneer in the renewed appreciation of Baroque music in France, notably from the 17th and 18th centuries.
The symposium UNFIXING IMAGES, happening March 19 and 20 at the KABK, The Hague, focuses on visual documents that develop within processes of political resistance. As bi-products of larger socio-political struggles these documents can be understood both as visual traces of “lived politics” and as tools that can diversify hegemonial historiographies.
Since the beginning of the 21st century digitization seems to stimulate ‘home made creativity’. The tools and possibilities for production are easily available to almost everybody. However, the gate keepers of the digital world are the real owners of these creative products, as they control distribution and access. During this seminar, four lectures will take place dealing with the impact of digital culture on ‘making’ and will investigate its significance for art education.