The North Sea and life in it owns itself. The Embassy of the North Sea was founded on the basis of that principle. Here the things, plants, animals, people in and around the North Sea are given a voice. We have plotted out a route through to 2030. First we will learn to listen to the sea, then we will learn to speak with and finally to negotiate on behalf of the sea and the life in the sea.
Embassy of the North Sea
Embassy of the North Sea in and around Oosterdok and Marineterrein, Amsterdam
Contributions by: Frank Bloem, Jesper Buursink, Axel Coumans, Antoin Deul, Maarten Erich, Xandra van der Eijk, Mirthe Frese, Harpo ’t Hart, Bram Joanknegt, Theun Karelse, Maarten Kleinhans, Darko Lagunas, Bruno Latour, Sheng-Wen Lo in collaboration with Yi-Fei Chen, Katja Philippart, Thijs de Zeeuw and the finalists of the design challenge Give a Voice to the …Lees verder
Award ceremony Spinozalens 2020: Bruno Latour
On November 24 2020, the French sociologist and philosopher Bruno Latour (1949) will be awarded the Spinozalens 2020 by Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema. Central theme of the Spinozalens cycle 2019-2020 is technology. According to the jury, Bruno Latour is one of the first to interpret technology as a social factor. In addition, Latour had …Lees verder
Design competition for students: Give a voice to the North Sea!
What does the political voice of a crab, an eel or a porpoise sound like? How can non-humans best be represented in our democracy? The French philosopher and sociologist Bruno Latour, winner of the Spinozalens 2020 calls for a ‘Parliament of Things’ in which non-humans should be given a political voice. His call today appears …Lees verder
Podcast Voices of the North Sea
Radio maker Jesper Buursink (a regular contributor among others to the nature programme Vroege Vogels) has joined editor Carlijn Haringsma and radio maker Eli Guerrero in creating the podcast series Voices of the North Sea. For the Embassy of the North Sea, they are travelling through the various countries around the sea. On their journey, Jesper …Lees verder
Three North Sea cases in 2020
In 2020, the Embassy will be carrying out in-situ interdisciplinary research into three North Sea cases: Future of the Delta, Underwater Noise in the North Sea and A Voice for the Eel. Which meetings between humans and non-humans play an important role in these urgent North Sea issues? And can we imagine other options for …Lees verder
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Welcome to the Parliament of Things
Bruno Latour educational and public programme In 2020, the Embassy of the North Sea joined the International Spinozaprijs Foundation to develop the educational and public programme Welcome to the Parliament of Things. This programme is built around the presentation of the Spinozalens to the French philosopher and sociologist Bruno Latour (1949). The Spinozalens is awarded every two years to …Lees verder
Spinozalens 2019-2020 to Bruno Latour
On 21 November 2019, in the official residence of the Amsterdam mayor, the Spinozalens 2019-2020 was awarded to the French philosopher and sociologist Bruno Latour. It was an honour for the Embassy of the North Sea to be able to witness this announcement. Since 1999, the Internationale Spinozaprijs Foundation has awarded a biennial prize to …Lees verder
Swimming in the Anthropocene | Embassy of the North Sea at Het HEM, 16 November 2019
The programme Swimming in the Anthropocene held on Saturday 19 November at Het HEM in Zaandam was yet another example of the interdisciplinary nature of interests in non-humans. The question of how we can reassess our humanity in relation to nature turns out to be a theme very much on the minds of many, from …Lees verder
Listening to the sea, 3-day event in Scheveningen and Den Haag
On 11, 12 and 13 July 2019, the event ‘Listening to the sea’ was held at De Pier, Scheveningen beach, Stroom Den Haag, Het Nutshuis, Humanity House and the Mauritshuis. Over this three-day period, we took the opportunity to listen to, to imagine, to smell, to feel and to taste the political voice of the …Lees verder