Public defense dissertation Boukje

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On Jan 16th at 4 pm, Boukje Cnossen will defend her doctoral thesis in the auditorium of Tilburg University. The title of the thesis is ‘Organising Against Appropriation: How Self-Employed Workers in the Creative Industries Make Things Work‘, and it concerns the organising practices of creative self-employed professionals who are part of creative hubs and collectives in the context of Amsterdam. The thesis contributes to organisation studies by focusing on the role of physical space and discursive practices in the emergence of organisations and is supervised by Arjen van Witteloostuijn and Viviane Sergi.

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Placemaking & Paradoxes

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Recently, Ieva Rozentale had the wonderful opportunity to participate in placemaking Week 2017 in Amsterdam and meet like-minded people working hard to make cities more liveable and human, as weird as it might sound. Here are her two cents – a 7 minute presentation on paradoxes in placemaking and community-building.

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Brainwash Festival 2017

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Om geen genoeg van te krijgen! Onze VIZIER cultuursocioloog Ruben Jacobs trad wel drie keer op tijdens Brainwash Festival 2017. Hier is een registratie van zijn lezing over de mens en het klimaat: Red de mens Lees ook zijn columns op de Brainwash site!

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Symposium European Performing Arts Dataverse

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09.11.2017, De Uitkijk, Amsterdam Organised by the CREATE Research Programme (University of Amsterdam) in collaboration with the Flemish Scientific Research Community “Cultures of Spectacle”. Aim and topic: to assess the feasibility of creating an international framework and data model that would allow for harmonisation of different European datasets on performing arts, in order to facilitate research on transnational and cross-sectoral connections and comparisons. Speakers are invited to reflect on the potential and pitfalls of comparative cross-sectoral and transnational research that would be enabled by comparing datasets on music, theater and/or cinema performances. More info @

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Everyone is an Artist – Maastricht Conference on the Cultural and Creative Industries

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On 27 September 2016, Maastricht will host a conference on the Cultural and creative industries, organized by the artist and the other, and made2measure ( Vizier is also present, to tackle some urgent questions with the audience. To appear real and original seems more important than ever in the way we present ourselves in daily life and on social media. It is playing a role in everything we do, buy and consume. The creative industries, as a generator of artificial scarcity, is largely based on this idea of authenticity. It creates the desire for unique products, experiences and lifestyles, and …

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Op 22 september presenteerde Arjo Klamer zijn nieuwe boek ‘Doing the Right Thing’ in het prachtige gemeentehuis in Hilversum, waar hij momenteel wethouder Sociale Zaken is. Ik was gevraagd om iets over het boek te vertellen, hieronder de tekst.