On November 24 2020, the French sociologist and philosopher Bruno Latour (1949) was awarded the Spinozalens 2020 by Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema during an online programme at Felix Meritis in Amsterdam. In the context of the awarding of the Spinozalens to Bruno Latour, the educational and public programme Welcome to the Parliament of Things was launched from 19 – 27 November 2020 at various locations.
Latour’s thinking about the political representation of non-humans in a ‘parliament of things’ is a source of inspiration for many and therefore the reason for a series of educational projects and public activities at, among others, De Balie, Radboud University Nijmegen, SPUI25, Filosofie in Den Haag, NEMO’s De Studio and the Schrijversvakschool Groningen. Various secondary schools participated in the educational programme The Parliament at School and the design challenge Give a Voice to the North Sea was organised for students.
For a programme overview, have a look here.
Stichting Internationale Spinozaprijs & Ambassade van de Noordzee together with ARCAM; BOOM Uitgevers; Brainwash/ Human; Building Conversation; De Balie; Felix Meritis; Filosofie in Den Haag; Garage Rotterdam; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; K.F. Hein Fonds; Marineterrein/ Living Art Lab; NEMO; Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen; Schrijversvakschool Groningen; SPUI25; University of Twente & Zone2Source
Amarte Fonds; Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst; ASML; Bankgiro Loterij Fonds; Barco; DPG Media; Gemeente Amsterdam; Gravin van Bylandt Stichting; Iona Stichting; imec; K.F. Hein Fonds; Marineterrein/ Living Art Lab; NEMO; Pauline Fonds; Pauwhof Fonds; Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds; SHV; Stichting Dialoog; Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie; Televic & Van Dijk