29 05 2015 Francine Houben to speak in Amsterdam and The Hague

Francine Houben to speak in Amsterdam and The Hague

29.05.2015 - Events

Saturday June 6th, Francine Houben will speak at “ein tag und eine stunde in urbo kune“, a 25-hour event in the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam as part of the Holland Festival. On Tuesday June 9th, she will engage in conversation with Marileen Dogterom, professor in biophysics, at Paard van Troje in The Hague discussing the relation between art and science.

Ein tag und eine stunde in Urbo Kune

How do we want to live as a community in the future? What do we want our cities to look like, how will our communities function, what kind of music will we hear? These questions, and many others, will be explored during  ein tag und eine stunde in urbo kune (one day and one hour in urbo kune). For 25 hours, the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ transforms into an utopic city by means of a mix of concert, conference, film, installation and research laboratory.

Audience members can come and go, eat, drink, even stay the night, and are challenged to contribute their ideas about the city and the Europe of the future. The Viennese ensemble Klangforum Wien will play their ‘urban opera’ in collaboration with a select group of movers and shakers. Other speakers include writer Arnon Grunberg and mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan.

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Meetings between art and science

Francine Houben will meet Marileen Dogterom as part of discussion series organised by the University of Leiden. The talkshow, moderated by Andrea van Pol, explores the boundaries between art and science. What role do art and science play in modern society? Do scientists have artistic freedom?  How can art and science benefit from one another?

Marileen Dogterom is head of the department of Bionanoscience at the Delft University of Technology and Professor at Leiden University. She is at the forefront of biomemetics and is a recognized expert in cell biophysics.

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