Colonial Traces

“Stories of the Enlightenment often pair knowledge and vision, in two senses: the privileging of the sense of sight, and the importance of planning.” —Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing In the Netherlands, the possession of a large colonial empire in Asia and

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Colonial Traces

“Stories of the Enlightenment often pair knowledge and vision, in two senses: the privileging of the sense of sight, and the importance of planning.” —Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing In the Netherlands, the possession of a large colonial empire in Asia and

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Kan de architectuur er iets aan doen dat de wereld verandert?

Review on the book Four Walls and a Roof. The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession Published in A+, June/July 2018 [Dutch only] Vorig jaar verscheen het spraakmakende boek Four Walls and a Roof. The complex nature of a simple

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Kan de architectuur er iets aan doen dat de wereld verandert?

Review on the book Four Walls and a Roof. The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession Published in A+, June/July 2018 [Dutch only] Vorig jaar verscheen het spraakmakende boek Four Walls and a Roof. The complex nature of a simple

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Achter de schermen van goede bedoelingen

Review on the International Architectural Biennale of Rotterdam 2018 Published on Archined.nl [Dutch only] Met de vraag hoe we kennis over wat er zou moeten veranderen, kunnen omzetten in daadwerkelijke verandering, wil de IABR zich in de voorhoede van het

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Achter de schermen van goede bedoelingen

Review on the International Architectural Biennale of Rotterdam 2018 Published on Archined.nl [Dutch only] Met de vraag hoe we kennis over wat er zou moeten veranderen, kunnen omzetten in daadwerkelijke verandering, wil de IABR zich in de voorhoede van het

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What if it is not the Acropolis but the camps and border fences that determine the cultural identity of Europe?

At the third edition of Jardin Maritime, I presented the work What if it is not the Acropolis but the camps and border fences that determine the cultural identity of Europe?, a collage made out of different flags. The measurements

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What if it is not the Acropolis but the camps and border fences that determine the cultural identity of Europe?

At the third edition of Jardin Maritime, I presented the work What if it is not the Acropolis but the camps and border fences that determine the cultural identity of Europe?, a collage made out of different flags. The measurements

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EUROPE STARTS HERE, during TMBR’s reading performance event at Wolke

During FESTIWOL, an experimental art festival at W-o-l-k-e in Brussels, That Might Be Right brought together Abla elBahrawy, Michiel Huijben and myself for an evening of reading performances. The festival took place at 16, 17 and 18 June 2017. “Abla elBahrawy,

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EUROPE STARTS HERE, during TMBR’s reading performance event at Wolke

During FESTIWOL, an experimental art festival at W-o-l-k-e in Brussels, That Might Be Right brought together Abla elBahrawy, Michiel Huijben and myself for an evening of reading performances. The festival took place at 16, 17 and 18 June 2017. “Abla elBahrawy,

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Renzo Martens and David Gianotten/OMA: the (post-)colonial dilemma

Review written for and published at ArchiNed.nl While the roof is not yet in place, the walls are already white. The opening of the OMA-designed art centre in Lusanga last April marked the repatriation of the White Cube, an icon

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Renzo Martens and David Gianotten/OMA: the (post-)colonial dilemma

Review written for and published at ArchiNed.nl While the roof is not yet in place, the walls are already white. The opening of the OMA-designed art centre in Lusanga last April marked the repatriation of the White Cube, an icon

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Conversations from Jan van Eyck Academy at Contemporary HUM

Fortress Europa, collage 2016   On 4 April 2017 Contemporary HUM published a conversation by Raewyn Martyn, Paoletta Holst & Murdoch Stephens. The European summer of 2017 will see swarms of art tourists make their way between the documenta platforms

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Conversations from Jan van Eyck Academy at Contemporary HUM

Fortress Europa, collage 2016   On 4 April 2017 Contemporary HUM published a conversation by Raewyn Martyn, Paoletta Holst & Murdoch Stephens. The European summer of 2017 will see swarms of art tourists make their way between the documenta platforms

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Essay Europe Starts Here

In the context of the artistic research project Grand Tour Europa I wrote an essay, titled: Europe Starts Here. It is printed as a brochure and there are still some copies availeble. If you are interested in ordering a copy,

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Essay Europe Starts Here

In the context of the artistic research project Grand Tour Europa I wrote an essay, titled: Europe Starts Here. It is printed as a brochure and there are still some copies availeble. If you are interested in ordering a copy,

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Jan van Eyck Open Studio’s: EUROPE STARTS HERE, reading performance

From 9 till 11 March 2017 the Jan van Eyck Open Studio’s took place. During the Open Studio’s I presented a structure with the exact same measurements as the “Better Shelter,” a refugee tent developed in 2010 by the IKEA

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Jan van Eyck Open Studio’s: EUROPE STARTS HERE, reading performance

From 9 till 11 March 2017 the Jan van Eyck Open Studio’s took place. During the Open Studio’s I presented a structure with the exact same measurements as the “Better Shelter,” a refugee tent developed in 2010 by the IKEA

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The reversed Grand Tour

From 20 September  till 9 Oktober 2016 I made a reversed Grand Tour through Europe. The exploration and research trip was part of the Tour Europa project and tried to find answers to the question what have explorers, tourists, refugees,

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The reversed Grand Tour

From 20 September  till 9 Oktober 2016 I made a reversed Grand Tour through Europe. The exploration and research trip was part of the Tour Europa project and tried to find answers to the question what have explorers, tourists, refugees,

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swimming stars

swimming stars, 2016 Whatsapp work, sent on request –

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swimming stars

swimming stars, 2016 Whatsapp work, sent on request –

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Grand Tour Europa: Explorers, tourists, refugees, global shoppers, exiles, migrants, stateless persons and other adventurers, what do they have in common?

Grand Tour Europa is a research project that started in the context of a residency period at the Jan van Eyck Institute in Maastricht (NL). Tourists at the Acropolis, 2016   The Acropolis and its surrounding Archeological Sites, the heart

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Grand Tour Europa: Explorers, tourists, refugees, global shoppers, exiles, migrants, stateless persons and other adventurers, what do they have in common?

Grand Tour Europa is a research project that started in the context of a residency period at the Jan van Eyck Institute in Maastricht (NL). Tourists at the Acropolis, 2016   The Acropolis and its surrounding Archeological Sites, the heart

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Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee radio interview at Marres Tourist Office

Listen to Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee’s second weekend of live radio during the Tourist Office exhibition at Marres (Maastricht, NL). This edition is presented by Radna Rumping and Reinier Klok and brings poetry, holiday tips of places you

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Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee radio interview at Marres Tourist Office

Listen to Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee’s second weekend of live radio during the Tourist Office exhibition at Marres (Maastricht, NL). This edition is presented by Radna Rumping and Reinier Klok and brings poetry, holiday tips of places you

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Het goede leven bouwen we samen

Review on Architectuurboek Vlaanderen N°12. Architectuur op maat Published in A+, August/September 2016 [Dutch only] Het twaalfde Architectuurboek is een opeengepakt boek, dat weinig witruimte onbenut laat, met tekst en beeldessays, projectbeschrijvingen en portfolio’s. Anders dan bij de vorige edities,

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Het goede leven bouwen we samen

Review on Architectuurboek Vlaanderen N°12. Architectuur op maat Published in A+, August/September 2016 [Dutch only] Het twaalfde Architectuurboek is een opeengepakt boek, dat weinig witruimte onbenut laat, met tekst en beeldessays, projectbeschrijvingen en portfolio’s. Anders dan bij de vorige edities,

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Zenne Atlas

For the exhibition A Particular Scenario I, Cat in Box I presented the Zenne Atlas, a collection of photos, sounds and maps I made during my walk along the Zenne. A Particular Scenario I, Cat in Box Serkan Taycan, Paoletta Holst

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Zenne Atlas

For the exhibition A Particular Scenario I, Cat in Box I presented the Zenne Atlas, a collection of photos, sounds and maps I made during my walk along the Zenne. A Particular Scenario I, Cat in Box Serkan Taycan, Paoletta Holst

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Jungle Europa

‘Jungle Europa’ is a metaphor for the space that Europe has become for refugees: an impenetrable space where uncertainty and risk are always present. Informal refugee camps like the ‘Jungle’ in Calais and the transit camp in the no man’s

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Jungle Europa

‘Jungle Europa’ is a metaphor for the space that Europe has become for refugees: an impenetrable space where uncertainty and risk are always present. Informal refugee camps like the ‘Jungle’ in Calais and the transit camp in the no man’s

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Detour Zenne

Detour Zenne took place on 17 October 2015 as part of the yearly harvest feast of Enough Room for Space. It tried to follow the course of the Senne from Beersel, via Ruisbroek to Drogenbos (periphery of Brussels), in search

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Detour Zenne

Detour Zenne took place on 17 October 2015 as part of the yearly harvest feast of Enough Room for Space. It tried to follow the course of the Senne from Beersel, via Ruisbroek to Drogenbos (periphery of Brussels), in search

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Transgression/Transition: an exploration of the Senne and its surroundings

-Presentation at Enough Room for Space, Drogenbos (Belgium)- Transgression/Transition, an exploration of the Senne and its surroundings is an ongoing research project on the Belgian Senne river. The project started in April 2015 and has known several moments of exploration

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Transgression/Transition: an exploration of the Senne and its surroundings

-Presentation at Enough Room for Space, Drogenbos (Belgium)- Transgression/Transition, an exploration of the Senne and its surroundings is an ongoing research project on the Belgian Senne river. The project started in April 2015 and has known several moments of exploration

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REFLECTING ON THE EDGE

REFLECTING ON THE EDGE brought together theorists and thinkers to reflect on the spatial political issues present in todays urban periphery of Brussels. In the context of the PeriFeria Festival 2015 REFLECTING ON THE EDGE was set up in a

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REFLECTING ON THE EDGE

REFLECTING ON THE EDGE brought together theorists and thinkers to reflect on the spatial political issues present in todays urban periphery of Brussels. In the context of the PeriFeria Festival 2015 REFLECTING ON THE EDGE was set up in a

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Transgression/Transition: an exploration of the Senne and its surroundings

-One of the two sources of the Senne, Naast (Soignies), 2015- -The Senne in the surroundings of Steenkerque, 2015   Transgression/Transition, an exploration of the Senne and its surroundings is an ongoing research project on the Belgian Senne river. The

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Transgression/Transition: an exploration of the Senne and its surroundings

-One of the two sources of the Senne, Naast (Soignies), 2015- -The Senne in the surroundings of Steenkerque, 2015   Transgression/Transition, an exploration of the Senne and its surroundings is an ongoing research project on the Belgian Senne river. The

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Ambivalent Marseille: immigration and urban strategies

Ambivalent Marseille: immigration and urban strategies researched the twentieth century spatial history and appearance of immigration in Marseille. Analyzing subjects within the context of colonization, the Second World War and decolonization, the research shows that Marseille increased to develop an

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Ambivalent Marseille: immigration and urban strategies

Ambivalent Marseille: immigration and urban strategies researched the twentieth century spatial history and appearance of immigration in Marseille. Analyzing subjects within the context of colonization, the Second World War and decolonization, the research shows that Marseille increased to develop an

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Inside/Outside: Thoughts on the interaction between view and space

-View on Chicago, published in House with Doors and Windows, 2014- House with Doors and Windows, 2014 Concept by Michiel Huijben With text contributions of Diana Duta, John Holten, Jacob Dwyer, Michiel Huijben, Paoletta Holst, Maja Popović, Raf Rooijmans and

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Inside/Outside: Thoughts on the interaction between view and space

-View on Chicago, published in House with Doors and Windows, 2014- House with Doors and Windows, 2014 Concept by Michiel Huijben With text contributions of Diana Duta, John Holten, Jacob Dwyer, Michiel Huijben, Paoletta Holst, Maja Popović, Raf Rooijmans and

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/Walk /Lecture /Talk: Brussels Oppositions

/Walk /Lecture /Talk #1 explored the spatial oppositions of two neighborhoods in Brussels that are situated next to each other: the European quarter and the Matonge. Two main causes of the visible spatial differences in these neighborhoods can be defined

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/Walk /Lecture /Talk: Brussels Oppositions

/Walk /Lecture /Talk #1 explored the spatial oppositions of two neighborhoods in Brussels that are situated next to each other: the European quarter and the Matonge. Two main causes of the visible spatial differences in these neighborhoods can be defined

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The show is over. Tomorrow I’m going to Vegas

Artistic text contribution, 2012 De Kijkdoos Amsterdam We Tell Stories V / THE SHOW IS OVER, with Tessa de Swart and Paoletta Holst 6 October till 2 November 2012   Text: The Show is over. Tomorrow I’m going to Vegas

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The show is over. Tomorrow I’m going to Vegas

Artistic text contribution, 2012 De Kijkdoos Amsterdam We Tell Stories V / THE SHOW IS OVER, with Tessa de Swart and Paoletta Holst 6 October till 2 November 2012   Text: The Show is over. Tomorrow I’m going to Vegas

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