Connected Learning

Dialogues on students' knowledge and positive impact in the city
Saturday 11 Jun 2022, 13:30 - 17:00
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Come and learn with and from students and alumni!

Learning for Equality in Rotterdam and Erasmus Verbindt invite you, like-minded (former) students, and practitioners to learn from and with each other. During the symposium, students and alumni will discuss assignments and theses covering a wide scope of topics dealing with (in)equality in the city. Join us and contribute to these efforts to understand and tackle pressing social issues!

📅 When? Saturday 11 June 2022, from 13:30 to 17:00 hrs (Drinks/borrel later)  

📍 Where?  The Machinist (Willem Buytewechstraat 45, Rotterdam)   

Interested? Register here! 


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13:00  Doors open.    

13:30 - 14:00 : Plenary welcoming   

14:00 – 15:20 Parallel sessions (PS)  


PS1: Learning in Action  

EUR students often look for internships that offer the opportunity to contribute directly to solving social problems. Based on a variety of internship experiences, presenters in this panel discuss the challenges and value of doing this. How do such internships add to our knowledge and skills? What happens when we step (our knowledge) into action like this?      

PS2: Urban segregation around the world  

World-wide social inequalities are mapped into cities, where resources and opportunities are unevenly distributed. This session covers the uneven realities of the Randstad, as well as Bogotá, Santiago, Moscow, and Johannesburg. Presenters discuss policy initiatives, citizen efforts and struggles to fight urban segregation.    

PS3: Actors and Institutions  

Universities, mainstream media, cultural institutions, the municipality and the tax authorities fail to recognize and include the diversity of people they are meant to serve. Presentations in this panel underscore the urgency.  Presentations in this panel underscore the urgency of hearing from actors themselves to understand not only institutional in/exclusion, but also the possibilities for social change.  

15:20 – 16:00: One-to-One session (posters)  

This session covers inequalities related to gender, migration, post-colonial violence, racism, and gentrification in different parts of the world and in areas as diverse as public transport, beauty standards, and dance. Have the opportunity to speak directly with the authors about these pressing social problems and innovative efforts to fight them.    

16:00 – 17:00 Closing Session: Beyond the text   

This session invites us to discuss and think about social (in)equalities, beyond written documents. Additional artists TBC. 

17:00 Borrel/Drinks  

To close the event and draw new connections with each other, please join us for a drink!  

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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at 

This event is funded by EUR’s Community for Learning and innovation, the Vital Cities and Citizens Initiative and Erasmus Verbindt. 



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