Congress

12 February 2018

Conference European Youth Parliament: Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation

  • Conference European Youth Parliament: Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation, meeting at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst on 12 February 2018. Photo: Yannika-Rönnqvist

  • Conference European Youth Parliament: Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation, meeting at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst on 12 February 2018. Photo: Yannika-Rönnqvist

  • Conference European Youth Parliament: Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation, meeting at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst on 12 February 2018. Photo: Yannika-Rönnqvist

  • Conference European Youth Parliament: Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation, meeting at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst on 12 February 2018. Photo: Yannika-Rönnqvist

  • Conference European Youth Parliament: Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation, meeting at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst on 12 February 2018. Photo: Yannika-Rönnqvist

  • Conference European Youth Parliament: Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation, meeting at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst on 12 February 2018. Photo: Salma Ismaili

  • Conference European Youth Parliament: Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation, meeting at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst on 12 February 2018. Photo: Salma Ismaili

  • Conference European Youth Parliament: Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation, meeting at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst on 12 February 2018. Photo: Salma Ismaili

  • Conference European Youth Parliament: Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation, meeting at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst on 12 February 2018. Photo: Salma Ismaili

  • Conference European Youth Parliament: Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation, meeting at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst on 12 February 2018. Photo: Salma Ismaili

  • Conference European Youth Parliament: Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation, meeting at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst on 12 February 2018. Photo: Annija Brence

  • Conference European Youth Parliament: Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation, meeting at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst on 12 February 2018. Photo: Salma Ismaili

  • Conference European Youth Parliament: Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation, meeting at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst on 12 February 2018. Photo: Salma Ismaili

Op 12 februari 2018 biedt BAK haar auditorium aan Stichting Europees Jeugdparlement Nederland. Het Europees Jeugdparlement organiseert een 5-daagse conferentie in Utrecht, met als thema Towards a Sustainable Europe, Embracing Innovation. Gedurende de eerste dagen gaan leerlingen in kleine groepjes met elkaar in gesprek om elk een afzonderlijk maatschappelijk probleem te bespreken. Op de laatste dag komen zij samen bij BAK om met elkaar in debat te gaan over deze vraagstukken.

De concrete vraagstukken die de leerlingen behandelen lopen ver uiteen. Yuppificatie, cryptomunten, abortuswetgeving en de invloed van extreemrechtse partijen op de rechtsstaat is slechts een kleine greep uit de onderwerpen die de jongeren bespreken. De jongeren bespreken deze onderwerpen allemaal vanuit een Europees oogpunt. De hamvraag is telkens: wat mag en moet de Europese Unie doen aan deze problemen?

Aan de conferentie doen 100 Nederlandse en enkele Zwitserse middelbare scholieren mee. Zij worden ondersteund door 50 vrijwilligers uit heel Europa, die zich inzetten voor de praktische organisatie, de academische begeleiding van de jongeren en voor creatieve projecten, zoals foto’s, filmpjes en een klein magazine. De conferentie wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door ondersteuning van verscheidene maatschappelijke partners, waaronder BAK.

Suggestions from the archive

Discursive

18 October 2018–24 January 2019

Propositions #7: Evidentiary Methods

Propositions #7: Evidentiary Methods—the public program in the context of the exhibition Forensic Justice and part of the BAK series Propositions for Non-Fascist Living (2017–2020)—expands upon the notion of forensic justice in a series of lectures, screenings, and workshops on methodologies for articulating claims within the multidimensional space of aesthetics, law, architecture, politics, and ecology.

Exhibition

18 October 2018–27 January 2019

Forensic Justice

Forensic Justice is an exhibition and a series of public programs with Forensic Architecture, a London-based independent and interdisciplinary research agency comprised of, among others, artists, scientists, lawyers, filmmakers, and architects.

Lecture

Lecture

Lecture

Lecture

Lecture

Exhibition

Lecture

Lecture Program

Discursive, Exhibition, Publication

11 January–01 March 2009

The Return of Religion and Other Myths

The Return of Religion and Other Myths is a large-scale multifaceted project, consisting of the exhibition The Art of Iconoclasm, a discourse program taking place in early 2009 titled On Post-Secularism, and the publication of a BAK Critical Reader on the subject in 2009. The project explores the popular assumption of the return of religion to the public sphere, contemporary politics, and the media in the West as a constitutive “myth.”

Lecture

Learning

10 February–31 March 2009

Curating (Beyond) Exhibitions: Critical Curatorial Practices and Contemporary Society

Master course organized by Utrecht University and BAK. The course, structured as a series of lectures and seminars, explores the dynamic field of curating vis-ŕ-vis the challenges that artistic and intellectual practices are presented with by contemporary society, and takes the year 1989—which marks the end of the Cold War—as a starting point from which to explore the practice of curating.