Following the keynote speakers, a selected panel of professionals will address the conference theme moderated by an expert in the field. The panel will address the question: What is the Role of Art Schools in a Resilient City?
Delegates are an active part of the debate and will be invited to submit their questions beforehand.
We are proud to present to you our panelists:
Roufaida Aboutaleb is Codarts Pop Alumna. Singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist in a band. She is a freelance pr-advisor, and festival booker for several festivals and cultural institutes. Runs a tiny little label called UIT ROFFA to connect young local talent to venues and festivals. Currently committed to pop venue Bibelot in Dordrecht as researcher.
Elke Krasny is a cultural theorist, urban researcher, and curator. Her work specializes in architecture, contemporary art, urbanism, histories and theories of curating, critical historiographies of feminism, politics of remembrance, and their intersections. She is Professor of Art and Education at the Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna. Krasny holds a Ph.D. from the University of Reading. In 2012 she was Visiting Scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal. In 2011 she was Visiting Curator at the Hong Kong Community Museum.
Through his works, Antoni Muntadas addresses social, political and communication issues such as the relationship between public and private space within social frameworks, and investigates channels of information and the ways they may be used to censor or promulgate ideas. His projects are presented in different media such as photography, video, publications, the Internet, installations and urban interventions. Muntadas has taught and directed seminars at diverse institutions throughout Europe and the United States, including the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, the Fine Arts Schools in Bordeaux and Grenoble, the University of California in San Diego, the San Francisco Art Institute Cooper Union in New York, the University of São Paulo, and the University of Buenos Aires. He has also been invited as a resident artist and consulting advisor at various research and education centers including the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, the Banff Centre in Alberta, Arteleku in San Sebastian, The National Studio for Contemporary Arts Le Fresnoy, and the University of Western Sydney. Antoni Muntadas has been a visiting professor at the Visual Arts Program in the School of Architecture at MIT in Cambridge from 1990 to 2014. He is currently teaching at at the Veneto Institute of Architecture in Venice.
Y. M. P.
Y.M.P., aka YoungMichPoetry, is a talented spoken word artist, entrepreneur, writer and producer from Rotterdam-South. He discovered his love of language at the lowest point of his life: in prison.
Raised with hip-hop, inspired by others artists like, 50-Cent, Eminem, DMX and the Wu-Tang Clan. His lyrics are provided with rhythmic influences. Hip-hop blood rages through his body. Influences of classical music also flows through his performances. He started writing to turn his negative experiences from the past into positive events for the future. Armed with a pen, love for his talent and his brain as ammunition, Y.M.P fights to gets the best out of himself and others.
The panel will be moderated by Catherine Somzé.
Somzé obtained her BA in Art History from the Complutense University of Madrid. She completed an MA in Film and Television Studies at the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences as well as an MA in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Currently, she is the thesis director at the Dirty Art department at the Sandberg Insitute, and teaches courses on the history and theory of art and cinema at the Willem de Kooning Academy and the Erasmus University College. She was Time Out Amsterdam's chief art critic and contributes on a regular basis to publications on art and culture such as ZOO Magazine and Flash Art.