James Turell

Images: Bridget’s Bardo, light installation in Ganzfeld by James Turell, photography by Florian Holzherr The color of silence (a witness of light) | Under construction Since the beginning of my postgraduate studies (Beroepskunstenaar in de Klas) I’m more conscious of (Dutch) teaching methods at primary schools. Flowers are red and silence is told to be ’empty’, ‘calm’, […]

Ryszard Kapuściński

Image: photographer unknown The master of literary reportage: ‘A journalist has to first be a good human being.’ Kapuscinski shared his open point of view and his discoveries as a curious person. His stories about coups and wars in Africa during the 2nd half of the 20th century, aren’t full of misery. Kapuscinski was a […]

Dambisa Moyo

Image: 3 USD for Oldware Village, 2008 Dambisa Moyo’s wake up call to the world of aid Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who writes on the macroeconomy and global affairs. Even though I don’t agree with all her ideas, I appreciate the broad discussion Moyo arised in the media with the launch of her book […]

Joseph Beuys

Images Left: Joseph Beuys, Honey Pump in the Workplace, in the Fridericianum (Documenta 6, Kassel, 1977) Source: slought.com Right: Sketch of a Masai Village for the photograph ‘Baron Eckhardt Safaris’ (project Tanzania Unlimited Ltd., 2008) The structure of the fabrics could relate to the warmth, flexible substance and connectedness (of bees and society) which motivated […]

I have a dream

Image: Salome (Dar es Salaam, 20120) ‘We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force… For many of our white brothers, […]


Image: Jackson (Moshi, 2008) ‘Weten oefent macht uit. Het moderne proces van weten macht noemt Foucault disciplinering. Hij beschrijft hoe ons huidige zelfbegrip zich aandient in de negentiendeeeuwse menswetenschappen en na de Tweede Wereldoorlog in een crisis raakt. Zo ontwikkelt hij een geheel eigen visie op de werking van de macht, die niet langer wordt […]