2014-2015: CICI - Process management for the creative industries

It becomes clear that innovation often happens outside the lab, and requires more than research & development. With the CICI-funding, the Flemish government wants to stimulate innovation through cross-disciplinarian collaboration, and encourage the creative industries, entrepreneurs and scientists to collaborate. Of the sixteen projects that received funding six indicated Crosstalks as their mentor. During one year, Crosstalks will help them realizing their projects.

20-22/05/2014 - The Chair History and Philosophy of Sciences welcomes science writer Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel is an accomplished writer of popular expositions on scientific topics. Among her most famous works are Galileo's Daughter (2000) and Longitude (1995), which in 1997 won the British Book of the Year award.

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De Stad als Laboratorium - PechaKucha Night Oostend




Meer dan ooit zijn steden knooppunten van waaruit duurzame, lokale en open projecten een voortrekkersrol spelen.
Tijdens deze Pecha Kucha Night stellen we aan de hand van de gekende 20X20 format – 20 slides en 20 seconden per slide – een waaier van projecten voor vanuit verschillende perspectieven, maar steeds met oog voor zowel sociale, als culturele en technologische duurzaamheid.

Programma (Nederlands gesproken)
_ Tom Germonpré (Schepen van Leefmilieu, Oostende)
_ Hans Dewitte (kleinVerhaal vzw, Brugge)
_ Peter Wollaert (Café de Fiennes, Brussel)
_ Maarten Van Acker (Universiteit Antwerpen)
_ Irma Firma (kunstenaar)
_ Bie Vancraeynest (Jeugdhuis Chicago, Brussel)
_ Guido Vandenbroucke (Volkscoöperatieve Buitengoed, Oostende)
_ Marc Martens (docent stedenbouw en masterplanning VUB - ba-p planning - Oostende Werft)

Dit event wordt georganiseerd i.s.m. Vrijstaat O. en Oostende Werft vzw

Pecha Kucha Night Oostende is powered by Pecha Kucha 20X20, Devised Shared and Supported by Klein Dytham Architecture.


And the Sun Stood Still


A theater reading by Dava Sobel, Jerry Killick and Kate McIntosh on Thursday May 22nd, 2014.


For the closure of Dava Sobel's stay, the Academic Chair relocates to the Kaaistudio's for a staged reading of 'And the Sun Stood Still', the theatre play Dava Sobel wrote as part of her book: A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos.

By 1514, Nicolaus Copernicus had developed an outline of his heliocentric theory, in which he placed the sun at the center of the universe. Over the next two decades, he worked on a revolutionary manuscript, which for fear of ridicule, he refused to publish. In 1539, a young German mathematician, Georg Joachim Rheticus, traveled to Poland to seek out Copernicus. In 1543, just before Copernicus's death, Rheticus had his master's manuscript published as De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres).

The play 'And the Sun Stood Still' imagines Rheticus's struggle to convince Copernicus to let his manuscript see the light of day.Two scenes of this play will be presented in a staged reading by Dava Sobel and the actors and performers Kate McIntosh and Jerry Killick.

Free event but registration obligatory at Kaaistudio's.

“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,
Man’s New Dialogue With Nature,1979

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