First Announcement 12th symposium Wadden Academy

‘Sense of Place’ Terschelling, June 11 & 12 2014

Wadland van SLeM 1e workshop dec. 2013 foto Gerrit Bart Volgers

In 2018, Leeuwarden will be the European Capital of Culture. One of the main events of LWD 2018 will be Sense of Place, a voyage around exiting works of land art and land architecture in which the Wadden Sea landscape plays the leading role.

Oerol, the international theatre festival of Terschelling, organized the first Sense of Place seminar on cultural landscape development in 2013. The seminar offered a wide range of talks, workshops and excursions and acted as the inspirational starting point for developing cross-over projects in the Wadden Sea area in the future.

The 12th symposium  of the Wadden Academy will further explore and elaborate on the different aspects of Sense of Place. The symposium takes place just before the opening of Oerol 2014, on June 13th 2014, and will be 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:  
Grief and consolation;
Leeuwarden Cultural Capital 2018.

Moderator: Tracy Metz ( journalist and author on urban and spatial issues, who writes for the quality Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad and is an international correspondent for Architectural Record Magazine. In 2012 she was awarded the Groeneveld Prize for her contributions to the debate on nature and landscape in the Netherlands).

Speakers a.o.:  Godfrey Baldacchino (Full  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), Joop Mulder (founder and creative director Oerol)

Performances by a.o: Jan Klug, Bruno Doedens and Sytse Pruiksma.

The number of participants is limited to 125 persons.
Registration fee: 200/300 euro’s (Phd students and students 50% reduction).
This covers ferry from Harlingen to Terschelling on June 11th, 2 nights at hotel Schylge, lunches, dinners and excursions and frerry from Terschelling to Harlingen on June 13th.

Registration will open in the first week of April.
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