The Belgian artist Berlinde de Bruyckere (Ghent, 1964) is known for her impressive sculptures, installations and drawings. Her work centers around concepts of the body and mortality. Continue reading Berlinde De Bruyckere’s Art in Coronatimes
In corona times phone or video calls have taken over face-to-face conversations. In the Dutch Journal Healthcare & Ethics, Tessa Smorenburg wrote the article The boundaries of digital care according to ‘Her’. Continue reading The Boundaries of Digital Care According to ‘Her’
The 11th volume in the Peeters Ethics of Care series is written by Sandra Laugier: Politics of the Ordinary – Care, Ethics and Forms of Life (2020). In the spring of 2019, our editors Tessa Smorenburg and Madzy Dekema, travelled to Paris (FR) to interview her about the book which was also the cornerstone of her key note speech in this year’s conference of the Care Ethics Research Consortium. Her plea is to use ordinary language philosophy as a basis for a re-definition of care ethics and to draw attention to the ordinary life as the focus of care in moral expression.
The Belgian film Girl (Lukas Dhont, 2018) shares the intimate life of a fifteen year old girl named Lara. She dances at a renowned ballet academy in Belgium, and she hopes to fulfil her dream of becoming a professional ballerina. The film opens with her admission interview, wherein it is explained that she will be granted a trial period – because Lara isn’t just any girl, she is a transgender girl, born male.Continue reading Girl, The everyday struggle of a transgender
In the following blog, editor Tessa Smorenburg briefly describes how a lecture given by professor Frans Vosman shaped her everyday perception on the Arts and Care. Continue reading Frans Vosman and the Arts
Joker (2019) is not an ordinary superhero film. Rather than reinforcing the familiar dualism of the previous Batman films, Joker breaks down the hero/villain paradigm and replaces it with something more multifaceted and uncomfortable.Continue reading Joker; When Tragedy becomes Comedy