On 20 September, the last of eight public circle meetings around 'doubt' will take place. In this circle together with Ben Dragstra, working at the Salvation Army, we will discuss the role of doubt in contemporary society, existence & neighbourhood through various reflections.
For this doubt meeting, we have invited artist Madelinde Hageman and philosopher Sabine Wassenberg to organise an afternoon based on their work for 'Ode to Doubt', in which we will jointly discuss the value of doubt.
For this gathering, Hageman and Wassenberg will provide a joint exchange on the value of doubt from the perspective of philosophy. For example, about the difference between everyday and existential doubt? And what do philosophers say about doubt? We take inspiration from an earlier project where high school students depict their views on doubt.
'Ode to Doubt' highlights the value of doubt from art, philosophy and the views of young people. 'Ode to Doubt' is a programme for education, museums and art institutions in which doubt is approached from art and philosophy. The programme shows the value of doubt in the artist's process, in philosophy but also in society in general. Do you have to have your opinion ready about everything or is there also room for doubt?
Madelinde Hageman is a social designer, artist, curator, programme maker and teacher. She initiated the programme "Ode to Doubt" together with Saskia van Broekhoven. Through art, imagination, artistry and participation, she develops a new perspective on (life) questions and issues together with people. Participants are given the space to be involved in shaping a new reality.
Sabine Wassenberg (1981) is a philosopher and teaches philosophy. She is the author of My Ego and Me, Child Logic, Philo & Sophia and four editions of The Incredibly Great Philosophy DoBook. She recently launched a new book 'The Son of the Gazelle' with philosopher Kamel Essabane. It is a retelling of a famous story from the 12th century, the heyday of Arab-Islamic culture. It is about a boy who grows up on a desert island and is raised by a gazelle.
Tickets not available online, only at Old Church entrance.
About It's OK... commoning uncertainties
This circle is part of the multi-year collective art project It's OK... commoning uncertainties and narrating different realities. From May 26 to September 24 in the Oude Kerk, for more information about It's OK... look here.