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VUB Crosstalks is a transdisciplinary and intersectoral platform for an open and dynamic knowledge exchange between academic and business researchers, philosophers, artists, designers, policy makers and citizens. Through its projects and activities, Crosstalks aims at novel insights and escape routes out of a society driven by profit and divided by power, income, origin, gender, education and age.

Crosstalks aims at

  • unexpected encounters for VUB and other academics, outside their research domain and often in a non-academic context
  • an integrated, inclusive approach in all its activities
  • the elaboration of themes and projects through a bottom-up and long-term approach
     

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