Studio Erasmus | IFFR Edition

IFFR Edition
Tuesday 28 Jan 2020, 20:30 - 21:45

Theater Rotterdam - Foyer Rotterdamse Schouwburg

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Studio Erasmus is Erasmus University’s monthly talk show on science and current affairs. With interviews, talks and live music. On Tuesday, 28 January 2020 we host a special IFFR edition.

The Erasmus University about current affairs and the latest academic research - that's Studio Erasmus. Controversial, stimulating, but always academically justified. This edition (amongst others):

  • Can film provide a shared language for activism? Political communication expert Delia Dumitrica on how films help and hinder protest movements popularize their political message.
  • Like no other, films represent philosophical thought experiments. Philosopher Sam Rijken on famous movies like Dogtooth and The Matrix and the way they use timeless philosophical issues for classic film experiences and deeper insights.
  • How to be (im)perfect? - Irene Mathijssen (professor of Craniofacial Anomalies) and Gert-Jan Kleinrensink (professor of Anatomy) on the cultural concept of beauty from a medical viewpoint. What has Hollywood done for standards? How did influencers monopolize perfection? And what is the impact of the democratization of cosmetic surgery on patients demands?
  • And a mini lecture on Afrofuturism, indigenous futurisms and queer futurism. These alternative futurisms offer differ radically from the white, male-dominated narratives of traditional science fiction. Taking sci-fi movies such as Black Panther (2018) as a starting point, cultural theorist Tamara de Groot explores how these alternative realities can instigate social change and affect not just the future, but the past and present as well.

Live music by the Natalia Kharetskaya Trio, who perform their unique interpretation of famous soundtracks.

Studio Erasmus is a programme presented by Erasmus University, in partnership with Studium Generale, Vers Beton, Erasmus Magazine, Theater Rotterdam and International Film Festival Rotterdam. Also made possible by Erasmus Trust Fund. Presentation: Geert Maarse.


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Date: Tuesday 28 January 2020
Time: 20.30 – 21:45 hrs Doors open: 20:00 hrs
Location: Theater Rotterdam - Foyer Rotterdamse Schouwburg

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Entrance: free, registration recommended

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