Equal Access Report #3: Hospitalen nu en straks. Ziekenhuiszorg in de kering.

De gezondheidszorg kreunt onder budgettaire druk. Ziekenhuizen zijn een grote hap in dat budget, hoewel de kwaliteit niet altijd gegarandeerd is, en vaak wisselend van niveau. De nood aan een transformatie dringt zich op, maar hoe die er moet uitzien is niet altijd even duidelijk. Geerdt Magiels rapporteert over de ziekenhuishervorming in Duitsland, Groot-Brittannië en België.

Equal Access Report #2: Kankerscreening. Alles willen weten om alles te willen genezen, of beter van niet?

Een op de acht vrouwen krijgt borstkanker. Screening is één manier om kanker zo vroeg mogelijk op te sporen. Maar is dat voldoende? En leidt het echt tot minder sterfte? In deze neerslag van de tweede workshop van de leerstoel Equal Access to Health and Medical Care, deelt Geerdt Magiels zijn bedenkingen bij de lezingen van Jan Willem Coebergh over bevolkingsonderzoek en van Jacques de Grève over systematische genetische screening. Verslag kankerscreening.

Equal Access Report #1: Vaccinatie. Controverse in verleden, heden en toekomst

'De poging van de mens om zich te beschermen tegen infectieziekten kent een lange geschiedenis. De eerste verhalen over preventieve bescherming tegen de pokken door inoculatie deden drieduizend jaar geleden in India en China al de ronde.' aldus begint Geerdt Magiels het eerste Crosstalks rapport in het kader van de leerstoel Equal Access to Health and Medical Care. Een historische aanzet en een persoonlijke neerslag van de oktober workshop met Ab Osterhaus. Verslag vaccinatie.

Look Who's Crosstalking Now

New Europeans

New Europeans is a test zone for everyday life in Europe.


The contributors create alternative scenarios for the future of the continent, about how to live together and discovering shared values.  A Europe of experience and exchange.

From the beginning of 2016 and during the first half of the year a group of 12 young Europeans will co-create a test zone in Amsterdam with artistic interventions and a cultural programme. The zone is right at The Wall that surrounds the area where the official EU-meetings are taking place.

New Europeans will continue online, with room for input of the audience as well as stories from elsewhere in Europe.

Let's AGE at Passa Porta

Tuesday 29 November 2016

(Still from Tornar, copyright Danny Willems)


Celebrating ! the release of the new Crosstalks book AGE at Passa Porta, Rue  Antoine Dansaert Straat 46, 1000 Brussels.

From November on we start a series of release-events for the 6th Crosstalks boek: AGE, From the anatomy of life to the architecture of living.

This Crosstalks book is a carefully selected mix of studies, research, reflections, projects and activism uncovering ageism and exploring the opposite. Philosophy and art are brought for their capacity to provide culturally driven contexts in which to think free and to activate slumbering senses and sensibilities.

AGE wants to contribute to the escape routes out of a society driven by competition and profit and divided by class, income, race, sex, education and age. AGE is a counter narrative, celebrating life, solidarity and the empowerment of all people with regard to their own health, whatever one's age. Ageism is to age what racism is to race. Both are socially constructed ideas that have changed over time and serve a social and economic purpose. They’re not about how we look, they’re about how people in power assign meaning to how we look. - Ashton Applewhite

The AGE celebration on November 29 takes place at Passa Porta and the evening consists of presentations by Carla Molenberghs (Huis Perrekes), Seppe Baeyens (Tornar, Ultima Vez) and readings from literature by Claude Blondeel, Catherine Ongenae and others. The program is in Dutch. More info and registration.










“Today we no longer have the right to pretend that we command a unique position from which we can view the truth about the world. We must learn not to judge different areas of knowledge, culture, or art, but to combine them and to establish new ways of coexistence with those who enable us to meet the unique demands of our time.”

Ilya Prigogine & Isabelle Stengers,
Order Out of Chaos: Man’s New Dialogue With Nature, 1984

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