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Presentations Symposium Sense of Place

In this page you will find the available presentations of the Symposium Sense of Place. The presentations are available in PDF-format and as videorecordings

Introduction and welcome by Jouke van Dijk, president of the Waddenacademie, Tracy Metz, moderator of the symposium and Joop Mulder, creative director Oerol

Theme 1: Identity

Godfrey Baldacchino, Professor of Sociology at the University of Malta
A Sense of Place: the island perspective
, Video

Tsead Bruinja (poetry), Jan Klug (sonology) and Bob Driessen (saxophone)
Waddenmyth: a first voyage of discovery for a new Wadden language, with an introduction of Gerda Holzhaus

Beate Ratter, Professor at the Institut für Geographie Universität Hamburg
Heimat: Identity as a basis for coastal management in the Wadden Area
PDF, Video

Iain A. Biggs, Reader in Visual Art Practice at the University of the West England Bristol
Identity, contemporary art and ecology
PDF, Video

Bruno Doedens, director of SLEM
Towards a new salt marsh system on Terschelling, based on landscape developments. See: Wadland Project.
Video presentation Bruno Doedens

Video interview Tracy Metz with Machiel Spaan about constructing the Wadland project

Theme 2: Resilience

Gwenda van de Vaart, PhD student University of Groningen
The role of arts practice and expression in building resilient communities in coastal areas
, Video

Panel discussion about the role of arts in building resilient communities in coastal areas
Members of the panel:
Owain Jones (Professor at the Bath Spa University); Simon Read (Artist);
Anne Nigten (Academie Minerva Groningen); Meindert Schroor (Geographer and historian)

Theme 3: Grief and consolation

Tineke Nugteren, Associate Professor Religion & Ritual, Tilburg School of Humanities
Landscapes that save, seascapes that soothe: Places, traces and intended oblivion
PDF, Video

Rona Lee, Artist and Professor of Fine Art, University of Northumbria, UK
The encircling of a shadow; coastal geographies of loss and return, physical and social transition
PDF, Video

Davina Kirkpatrick, artist-researcher, University of West of England
Tying the threads, navigating uncertain ground; grief, loss and tidal landscapes
PDF, Video

Avril Maddrell, Cultural Geographer, University of West of England
Liminal spaces and practices of grief and consolation
PDF, Video

Elmo Vermijs, director studio Elmo Vermijs
Introduction Expedition Project 100% Terschelling
PDF, Video

Theme 4: Leeuwarden Cultural Capital2018 and Sense of Place

Joop Mulder, creative director Oerol
30 year Oerol: From Theatre on location to A Sense of Place

Oeds Westerhof, director programme and network (a.i.)Leeuwarden 2018
Leeuwarden, European Capital of Culture 2018; the strength of Iepen Mienskip

Jan Klug MINERVA Academy of Popculture  and students Jos Volkers and Federico Murgia
On data sonifications, a talk with illustrating examples from the Wadden Sea Area

Hans Mol, professor of the History of Fryslan, Fryske Akademy and Leiden University
Monasteries and society in the Northern Netherlands 
PDF, Video

Performance: World trade by Theunis Piersma, professor Global Flyway Ecology University of Groningen and Sytze Pruiksma, composer, sound artist and bird-watcher