Unknown Grounds

‘Unknown Grounds’ is a two-day performative symposium taking place in Leeuwarden on the 21st and 22nd of November that rethinks the traditional form of the academic symposium. We invite 25 participants to join a selected group of international researchers, artists and thinkers to explore the notion of ground. Through workshops, performances and guided conversations we will immerse ourselves in new forms of collective thinking. Together we will create a small community to nurture a space for reflection and exchange.

‘Iepen mienskip’ (open community) was the theme of Leeuwarden-Friesland European Capital of Culture 2018. We feel that last year’s activities only scratched the surface of this concept. What does an ‘open community’ imply? This is why Art initiative VHDG and Frisian historical and literary centre Tresoar commissioned artist Flora Reznik to curate an event that will deepen the the inquiry of this theme. The aim is to create a platform for critical thinking in Leeuwarden.

Event: 21 & 22 November 2019.
Open call for participants: 9 September – 15 October 2019

More information: www.unknowngrounds.nl