(Dutch article) Andries Haesevoets writes about the process leading up to writing his master thesis about theater and autism. A dissertation that would later win him the Passwerk Price.
The European Capital of Culture (ECOC) initiative sheds an impressive light on the relevance of cities and their culture for the development of Europe. Every year two cities succeed with their candidacy and receive the title of being ECOC aiming at shaping an extraordinary year of the respective cultural capital as sustainable and ambitious as possible.
We all know the struggles of writing the obligatory Master Thesis, alumni and students alike. Whether it’s choosing a topic, looking for sources or rewriting chapters over and over. I’m not even speaking of all the mental breakdowns that follow in their wake. But to encourage you to press on, I would like to share with you my unexpected journey.
Why visit Mons? Why visit a city that is no longer the European capital of culture (2015), a place so small that one may overlook its very existence?