Research Lab Parrhesia Day 1: 24/9

24 september 2015
PART 2: Research LAB on Thursday 24, Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September in collaboration with the research group Image in Context, supervised by Bibi Straatman and Anke Coumans at Minerva Art Academy. Within the context of this LAB artists and theoreticians will discuss how – based on the courage of ordinary people – current neglected truths can be brought to people’s attention in an artistic manner in the public domain.
In addition to the artists mentioned above, the following theoreticians art taking part as well: Lara Garcia Diaz, Carmen van Bruggen, Steyn Berghs, Marianna Maruyama.
Location: Minerva Art Academy, Praediniussingel 59, Groningen.
Time: 10.00 -17.00 hours
Please apply if you are interested in the public parts of the programme.
anguage: English. Entry: free of charge.


Thursday 24 September 10.00 – 12.30 hours: opening lecture Bibi Straatman (SIGN, Winschoterkade 10, Groningen).

Thursday 24 September 17.00 – 18:00 hours: lecture Joost Smiers about alternative economic scenarios (Minerva Art Academy, Praediniussingel 59 Groningen).

Friday 25 September 17.30 hours: opening exhibition SIGN, Winschoterkade 10, Groningen.

Part 2 ResearchLAB, DAY 1 : Thursday September 24
In SIGN at 10 ‘o clock in the morning:
Lecture of Bibi Straatman on “Parrhesia and democracy” followed by pitches of the participating artists and designers: DesignArbeid, Eleni Kamma, Yuri Veerman,Woodstone Kugelblitz…You are welcome to attend it at Sign, Winschoterkade, 10, Groningen
see also link :

Thursday September 24/9 Lunch
In Minerva: a delicious lunch made by students & Bibi (foto’s)

Thursday September 24/9 afternoon 24/9:
In Minerva continuation of the pitches: Hannes Bernard (Sulsolsal), Roel Roscam Abbing, Gijs de Heij, Katja Verheul.
Interesting project of Roel Roscam Abbing. Find information on his attempts to create more transparancy in internet traffic.

Thursday late afternoon 24/9 lecture
At 17 ‘o clock Lecture of dr. Joost Smiers on the lack of transparency of multinationals. Based on his new book, he will debate a proposal voor a new economy. This lecture was at Academy Minerva, Praediniussingel 59 Groningen.
Free entrance. You are very welcome to join us in our attempt to find new parrhsiastic obligations.