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Fall 2021

We are gradually waking up in a world that hasn't felt like our own for quite some time. We can and may take to the streets again; living and experiencing with others. The need for dialogue and engagement is great. This new autumn issue of FORUM+ also reflects this sentiment, as it is bustling with insights, frameworks and examples that encourage reflection on our role in society: from dramaturgy to jewellery design, from photography to multilingual poetry.

Editorial

Wake up the world

Julie De Smedt

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Dramaturgical analysis. A relational approach

Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink, Sigrid Merx

In this contribution we present a relational approach to dramaturgical analysis, in which we distinguish acts of composition, the address to the spectator, and the immanent context as key elements in …

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On becoming a sound object: Noise music as a new materialist practice

Camilla Peeters

In ‘On Becoming a Sound Object’, Camilla Peeters argues that noise as a musical movement has a place within new materialism. She combines Paul Hegarty’s and François Bonnet’s music theories with …

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Hugo D'Alesi's Maréorama. Recapturing and deconstructing the spectacle of the Mediterranean

Sofie Deckers

In the year 1900, graphic designer Hugo d’Alesi staged a voyage on a steamship that crossed the Mediterranean Sea, for the diverse crowd of the World’s Fair in Paris. In this essay, designer Sofie …

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Audio/visual

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

Mashid Mohadjerin

On March 8, 2019, International Women’s Day, Yasaman Aryani carried a basket of white flowers into a women’s only metro car in Tehran and distributed them to the women there, wishing them a ‘Happy …

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listening to listening | listening letter

Sarah Vanhee, Flore Herman

During her PhD research bodies of knowledge - the public space as a forum for the exchange of repressed or underexposed knowledge , Sarah Vanhee tries to bring about an exchange of underexposed …

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Audio/visual

‘Jewellery, matter, time: True cost of a jewel’. A road through social contexts, searching for the true cost of a jewel

Saskia Van der Gucht, Irma Földényi

‘Jewellery, Matter, Time: True Cost of a Jewel’ focuses on the social contexts of mined precious materials – contexts of production, trade, collections, wearers – to trace the true cost of jewellery. …

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Building on multilingual babbling. On the political value of the art project ‘Toren van Babel’

Hanka Otte

In the summer of 2019, ‘De Toren van Babel’ (‘The Tower of Babel’) arose on the former Slachthuissite in Antwerp. With this art project, art collective Rooftoptiger and poet Maud Vanhauwaert drew …

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Review

Maud Vanhauwaert: The city in the city poet

Toon Brouwers

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Review

Between games, performance, and audience

Falk Hübner

Ludified Recent years have shown increasing interest in encounters between the performing arts and elements of gaming. This has been even more explicit in times of the pandemic, where gaming elements …

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