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Discover our English activities of 2014!

Written by deBuren

- Monday 10.03 | 20:00Let's talk about Turkey! A debate on Islam and feminism in Turkey.
- Friday 14.03 | 19:00Shevolution! A debate on women and protest.
- Thursday 15.05 | 19:30The dream city #3: Design of the future. Innovation, technical ingenuity and sustainable development in the Eindhoven of 2050.
- Wednesday 28.05 | 20:00The Pop-Up City Live in Brussels. Book presentation of this trend-setting international blog on urban culture.
- Sunday 15.06 > Friday 20.06A long the krommerun. The XXIV International James Joyce Symposium.


5 audiobooks from deBuren are downloaded every minute

Written by deBuren

At deBuren quality prevails over quantity, but in these dour times for the book industry we thought it would be good to share the following statistics with you. Our free audiobooks are reaching more and more people every day: in May, during the citybooks exhibition in the Brakke Grond in Amsterdam, our download scores peaked at 211.000 downloads during that month. That's 5 downloaded audiobooks per minute! In total our Radio Books and citybooks have been downloaded more than 3 million times.


The right to laziness, an urgent claim

Written by Isabelle Stengers

In the framework of the group exhibition Bon Travail, Argos invited two philosophers on the 27th of march to talk about the role of laziness in society today: Isabelle Stengers (ULB) and Petra Van Brabandt (Sint Lucas Antwerp). They investigated what our ambiguous position regarding laziness says about working, enjoyment, the modern day production and consumption model and our mortality. Click here to read the lecture Isabelle Stengers gave during that evening.


Lecture on laziness

Written by Petra Van Brabandt

In the framework of the group exhibition Bon Travail, Argos invited two philosophers who talked about the role of laziness in society today: Isabelle Stengers (ULB) and Petra Van Brabandt (Sint Lucas Antwerp). During a debate on the 27th of March they talked to each other about what our ambiguous position regarding laziness says about working, enjoyment, the modern day production and consumption model and our mortality. Click here to read the lecture Petra Van Brabandt gave before the debate.


In the spotlight

Back to Iraq

The young Dutch documentary maker Anne Dilven went to Iraq with the Kurdish Iraqi Shaho Jabbari, to the country that he fled from at the end of the nineties as a lone fourteen year-old youngster. Back to Iraq is a multifaceted documentary that starts with sketched childhood memories, after which the animation makes room for the hard film colours of today's Iraq. Dilven talks to Maarten Rabaey (foreign desk of De Morgen), followed by a showing of the complete film (52 min.)

Wednesday 12 February 2014 - 19:30
19:30 > 20:00 : discussion in Dutch
20:00 > 20:55 : film in Dutch, Kurdish and Arabic with English subtitles