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Symposium 'Sense of Place'

12th symposium Waddenacademie

The 12th Symposium of the Waddenacademie was held at Terschelling 11 & 12 June 2014. In 2013, Oerol organized the first Sense of Place seminar on cultural landscape development.The symposium in 2014 further explored and elaborated on the different aspects of Sense of Place.

The symposium took place just before the opening of Oerol 2014, and was organised in cooperation with the Department of Cultural Geography of the University of Groningen, the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of the Leiden University, the Oerol theatre festival and the Leeuwarden 2018 foundation.

Themes of the symposium were: Identity, Resilience, Grief and consolation and Leeuwarden Cultural Capital 2018.

Moderator of the two days was Tracy Metz. Speakers a.o.: Godfrey Baldacchino (Professor of Sociology at the University of Malta), Beatte Ratter (Professor at the Institute for Geography of the University of Hamburg), Ian Biggs (Reader in Visual Art Practice at the University of the West England Bristol) and Joop Mulder (founder and creative director Oerol). See the complete programme.

You can view the photo impression of the two days and an overview of all presentations (with links to the available PDF's and video recordings).

Read the complete report of the two symposium days.