International Women's Day 2023

Wednesday 8 Mar 2023, 15:30 - 18:00
Spoken Language
De Doelen, Jurriaanse Zaal, Schouwburgplein 50, Rotterdam
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De Doelen

We would love to welcome you to an action-packed programme on International Women’s Day 2023, in collaboration with and at De Doelen in Rotterdam. We present inspirational talks, a student panel session, spoken word, drinks, bites and pop-up performances. In collaboration with de Doelen we question the current position of and perspective on Women in Art.

Time schedule

15:30 doors open

16:00 programme

17:00 drinks, bites & pop-up music

20:15 concert Angie Stone (the programme in the afternoon is free; for the concert you have to pay yourself)

Programme Women in Art

At our event we present two talks: one by Fleur Pierets and one by Sanne Koevoets. Furthermore, we have a panel talk with a.o. SCEDI, students from the Student Council Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, where we’ll focus on the position and portrayal of women in art, media and society.

Fleur Pierets

Fleur Pierets is an award-winning performance artist, writer, speaker and activist who’s work balances between photography and theory, performance and non-fiction. Fascinated by gender, identity, and community, she questions how much of your character is fixed, and how much is constructed by society.

In her talk, Fleur will tell us more about the portrayal and positioning of women in media, TV and literature and how everyone can make a difference. She will interweave this with her personal experiences as an artist and activist.

Spoken word

One of the students of Erasmus University Rotterdam will perform a spoken word about Women in Art.

Sanne Koevoets

Dr. Sanne Koevoets is a Senior Lecturer in Intersectional Studies of Media and Culture at Erasmus University College and researcher of Transformative Repair at the DIT Platform at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Does Hollywood cinema perpetuate a ‘male gaze’? How can we develop and deploy spectatorship as a form of cultural resistance? And why should we acknowledge that every gaze is intersectional? Sanne will use the concept of spectatorship to argue that audiences play an important part in shaping, reproducing, or undermining (normative) power relations.

Panel talk

In a panel talk with students of Erasmus University Rotterdam (a.o. with SCEDI, students from the Student Council Equity, Diversity and Inclusion), we will discuss the position and portrayal of women at our university, in society and in art and media.

Drinks and bites

Following the panel talk we’ll have a Women’s Day cocktail, drinks and culinary bites, with surprising pop-up music performances of women in art in the Jurriaanse Foyer.

Concert Angie Stone

In the evening, American singer Angie Stone will perform at the Doelen. We have reserved some tickets for the concert. You can reserve your personal ticket for the concert by clicking here. Please note that you must pay for the ticket to the concert yourself (the rest of the program is free) and there is a limited number of tickets available.

Let us know if you want to join!

Interested in joining us on March 8? Please let us know by sending an email to We really count on your attendance when you let us know you’re joining.

We hope we can welcome you in De Doelen!

Best wishes,

IDEA Center (formerly known as D&I Office)

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