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”.
On Wednesday May 17th 2017, there will be a symposium entitled Mediating Immediacy: Choreographing Affect, which is being organized in the framework of the KU Leuven Cultural Studies course Theory of Contemporary Dance, in partnership with STUK.
Panorama 1080, a collective composed of four KU Leuven master students Marjoleine Delva, Maria Vasquez, Yesim Bektas and Michelle Hernandez, is organizing a children’s exhibition in Brussels (Sint-Jans-Molenbeek).