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.