Program

Singapore International Festival of Arts

Coming May we will be part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2021. SIFA is an annual festival that has been showing a diverse range of theater, music, dance, film and visual arts from all over the world since 1977. This year’s program has been curated as a direct response to the here […]

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Building Conversation at Oslo National Academy of Arts

From March till June Building Conversation will be a guest and host at the Oslo National Academy of Arts with a series of 5 conversations. In this series we invite you to explore with us how we as persons and professionals relate to current themes like Freedom of expression, Exclusion and Climate Change.We have left […]

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Building Conversation and Matchbox in Rhein Neckar

Dit najaar zijn we voor de tweede keer op rij te gast bij Matchbox in Rhein Neckar. Matchbox is een culturele organisatie die zich specifiek richt op de rurale omgeving en er alles aan doet om inwoners uit de regio direct te betrekken bij toonaangevende kunstprojecten uit heel Europa. We zijn er trots op inmiddels een vaste partner te zijn binnen het programma dat ze samenstellen.

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Water Webinar: The Water Inspiration

Building Conversation has been invited to participate in the Water Webinars Series. This series of webinars is organized by Ghent University (Belgium), University of California Berkeley (USA) and the University of Queensland (AU). The webinars offer a wide range of perspectives on the topic of Water and are presented by experts from different fields.On February […]

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Building Conversation works together with students from DAMU in Prague

Sodja Lotker (dramaturge and curator) is involved in Building Conversation as a facilitator and teaches at DAMU, The Academy for Performance Art in Prague. Prague went into complete lockdown before the Netherlands and Sodja asked us to work with a group of students on “distant dramaturgy and performance” for seven weeks. She also asked us […]

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Impossible conversation on Failure with Rest for the Wicked

In 2019, the artists’ collective Rest for the Wicked started a research project looking at failure and participatory art practices. They collected stories and experiences that could help artists and organisations share and further develop their ambitions and practices. During the reflection day in December Rest for the Wicked will create a platform where we […]

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Building Conversation at B.Motion Danza

How can a conversation be an artwork in itself?How do you question the role of the spectator?Why is it important to expand conversations beyond human beings?What has time to do with care? During the Italian festival B.Motion Danza On Zoom, Lotte van den Berg was interviewed by Peggy Olislaegers. They exchanged thoughts on words and […]

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Building Conversation at Ter Apel

Starting From the beginning of 2020, Building Conversation has a workspace in Ter Apel. Abandoned forty years ago, the potato starch factory is overrun by trees, mosses and creepers. Roofs are falling in. Walls are collapsing. Here, we go to work by not-doing and not-acting. We leave the transformation process that begun decades ago undisturbed. […]

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Cinéma Imaginaire in Italy

In 2015, Cinéma Imaginaire by Lotte van den Berg premiered; a performance made by spectators who are challenged to make an imaginary film that will only exist in their heads. An invitation to experience reality in an unusual way and to look for new perspectives. Suddenly, without anyone noticing, reality turns into fiction. Two years […]

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Conversation on the Future at Metropolis – Copenhagen

With Metropolis, we focus on the future. The impossible, uncertain future that is difficult to talk about. In this corona situation, many questions are asked about the way we have organised ourselves in society. For Metropolis, Building Conversation is a natural and necessary follow-up on the experiences from this summer’s 100-day walking project Wa(l)king Copenhagen, […]

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Where Should We Begin

With both new and existing work, we contemplate the current reality in which we find ourselves and we think together about the steps we are taking now. We are developing performative conversations for the online environment and are already preparing for the time when we can meet in person, even if that means maintaining a 1.5 metre distance. How do we meet now, and then? And how do we reflect on what happened to us? 

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c: Maarten Tromp

Conversation Marathon Amsterdam

In April 2017, we started our four-year tour of Amsterdam with Building Conversation, with the aim of organizing conversations for people who do not naturally meet each other.

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In school

Building Conversation op School is een programma waarin leerlingen en docenten samen onderzoeken hoe ze met elkaar spreken en kunnen spreken. Recent onderzoek naar democratische kernwaarden onder jongeren toont aan dat een open discussieklimaat in de klas een belangrijke factor is voor het bevorderen van democratisch burgerschap.

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