How do we respond to the current ecological issues and how much of environmental consciousness is getting to us? How can we, collectively or individually, improve the natural environment within the city of Leuven? What are the most pollution-free sites in Leuven and how to visit them?
What comes to your mind when you hear Brussels? Politics, terrorism, rain? Or Magritte, beer and waffles? We are 5 Cultural Studies Students from KU Leuven who decided to shift the stereotypes about the “heart of Europe” and show the fun side of Brussels. The photo exhibition “WHY SO SERIOUS?!” will be held in the city center from 7th MAY till 24th MAY 2018.
The French twentieth-century photographer Robert Doisneau has become synonymous with his image of Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (1950), which shows a mise en scène of a couple embracing amidst the street’s hustle and bustle.
In the field of electronic literature, the name of J.R. Carpenter, a Canadian-born multimedia artist, writer, researcher, and performer, is since many years a major reference.
In May, “PHOTO-LIT – The Belgian photo novel: local reuse of a European cultural practice”, a research project funded by the BRAIN-be framework, has started; today its website is online: http://www.photolit-brain.com.
In May, we launched the Europeana Thematic channel on Photography – “Europeana Photography”. Cultural Studies Leuven was responsible for the curation – being a member of Photoconsortium, the expert hub on photography for Europeana.
On Thursday, the 18th of May, we have the privilege of welcoming professors Erin Manning (Concordia University) and Brian Massumi (University of Montreal) for a doctoral seminar at the KU Leuven, entitled “The 3 Ecologies Institute: Anarchiving an Alter-University”.