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The Source Programme has been set up for all Master students. The programme consists of weekly lectures and workshops by internationally renowned experts. The content of these lectures and workshops will be in keeping with the research themes within the three research programmes. Each year DAE will be organising a public symposium on a theme which will be relevant to both the profession and the world. We will be regularly publishing Source publications, related to the research programmes and the lecture programme. External experts will be contributing to these publications alongside DAE tutors and students.

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2011-02-28 // //

February 16, 2011

Last Wednesday we attended a really inspiring lecture by the Belgian artist Maarten Vanden Eynde. He founded an artist-run organization called “Enough Room for Space” (ERforS) in 2005 with Marjolijn Dijkman. One of the aims of the foundation is to challenge the barriers between different disciplines (artistic, scientific or activist). This aim was clear in the projects that were presented. Maarten Vanden Eynde first talked about about a personal project: “Genetololy- the science of first things.” How would we perceive things if we had no idea about our origins or our history? How will our present appear in the future? The best example to illustrate this science is the project “Homo stupidus stupid; the lissing meme”.

One of the most striking projects he initiated through ERforS is “Rite for Almere” (2008). Starting from the assessment  that Almere is a city without history because of its late appearance, Maarten Vanden Eynde decided to initiate a special rite for the city, to give it a piece of history, something to look back on and something to look forward to. This rite consists of gathering around a huge bonfire, from which the starting point is a young tree wrapped with dried pine.


“Plastic reef” is the project Maarten Vanden Eynde is currently working on. It is composed of plastic pieces found at sea, on actual plastic reefs, that are then melted together to form an evolutive artificial reef. Indeed, the work is still in progress, every time it is exhibited it is bigger and bigger.


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Author: Gabrielle Sallé-Osselin
Images: ERforS