DAI BULLETIN | WEEK 2, 27 November - 4 December 2019
This iconic piece by Marcel Broodthaers is part of the exhibition Soleil Politique (focussing on the political dimension in Broodthaers' oeuvre, from an Antwerp perspective) to be seen at the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA) till January 19, 2020.
This month our soft spaceship is landing in Zeeland-Flanders. Bordering Belgium and surrounded by the Westerschelde estuary and the North Sea, its vast beaches are a beloved destination for bathers and nature lovers. The region also has two major nature reserves. Het Zwin, in the west, is a well-known archaeological site where 40-million-year-old sharks’ teeth have been found. To the east, het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe (the Drowned Land of Saeftinghe) is Europe’s largest saltwater swamp.
The eastern and western parts of Zeeland-Flanders were once separated by De Braakman, an ancient estuary. Breskens (more commonly called Bresjes) used to consist of many islands. Het Zwin was once a substantial estuary that connected Bruges (nowadays in Belgium) to the North Sea via Damme. Zeeland-Flanders was part of the County of Flanders (today split in a Dutch and a Belgian part) until 1600. It was subsequently ruled by the States General of the Dutch Republic until 1795. In July 1814, Zeeland-Flanders became part of the province of Zeeland. This history gave the region its Calvinist character, although the eastern part still has a strong Catholic flavour. Zeeland-Flanders is also known as a sort of separate country, with its own flag and anthem.*
( *historical information provided by the Dutch organisation for tourism, the VVV)
The tutors and guests on board this month to contribute to the defining modules of our program are as follows:
How To Do Things With Theory:
COOP study groups:
(in partnership with Bulegoa/zb, Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Diakron, If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, SAVVY Contemporary, State of Concept.)
Sepake Agiama, Julia Morandeire Arrizabalaga, Marwa Arsanios, Sara Giannini, Aslak Aamot Kjaerulff, Bjarke Hvass Kure, Kamila Metwaly, Francesc Ruiz, Staci Bu Shea (for Nina bell F), Leire Vergara, Arnisa Zeqo, Ola Zielińska, Geo Wyeth, Nikos Doulos. Remote contributions by Akinbode Akinbiyi, Valentina Curandi, Karolin Meunier, Arlette-Louise Ndakoze, Jenna Sutela and Britt Wray.
To read more about how the curriculum components structure our program you can consult our Syllabus.
DAI Week 2 Crew (making it all possible), present in Nieuwvliet:
*senior co-ordinator care, hospitality and logistics: Jacq van der Spek
*assisted by this month's logistic assistant Sanne Kabalt
*senior co-ordinator study trajectory : Rik Fernhout
*senior facilitator technical support | internal communication: Ricardo Liong-A-Kong.
Students accommodation: House 300, 301, 311, 321, 335, 336
Tutors accommodation: House 302, 303, 307, 314, 332, 333
Kitchen presentations: Grote Kerk, Groede
Roaming Assembly: Stormkop, Droogdokkenweg 4, 2030 Antwerp
Classrooms: House 300, 301, 311, 321, 335, 336
Lunch & Dining: in classrooms
The detailed day-to-day program for the entire week in Nieuwvliet and Antwerp is to be found below.
DAI WEEK 2 | 27 November - 4 DECEMBER 2019
PLEASE RETURN TO THE BULLETIN ON A DAILY BASIS AS THE SCHEDULE MAY BE UPDATED
Location: Landal resort Nieuwvliet-Bad & Antwerp