Human Library

April 11, 2016

 Human Library II will take place on April 13th from 13:30 until 18:00 at the Erasmus Gallery (Aula Corridor). Tickets (4,-) can be found at the webshop by following the link on each speaker’s photo. Free drinks are provided by the Erasmus Gallery!

Last year our event was sold out, reserve your ticket now and be a part of the Human Library!

Introduction and Welcome |13:30 – 13:45

Block 1 | 13:45 – 14:30

Block 2 | 14:30 – 15:15

Thank you and Closing | 15:15 – 15:30

Drinks@Erasmus Gallery | 15:30 – 18:00

3 drinks included per ticket (wine, beer, soda)

For more information on each of the ‘books’, go to our Facebook page where you can find videos and photos of the speakers. Step out of your comfort zone, discuss the lives of others at the Human Library.

Book 1 | Pietra Ligura

Meet Pietra at the Human Library, and learn about her path as a curator, visual artist, and organizer of the Rotterdam night life — from almost two decades ago, to the present, and beyond. Pietra works together with Ted Langebach at NOW WOW.

Book 2 | Karen Mandau

Her fascination for discovering cultures, cities and human beings will lead her to photographing the Opium Monks (photo) in Thailand, the ‘Royal Project’ as it’s called. She has firmly taken control of her own destiny, independently creating project after project.

Book 3 | Judith Westerveld

Judith has lived her life between the Netherlands and South Africa, a biographical fact that inspires her art. In her films, collages and photographic works, she researches who is heard and seen, remembered and historicized, in the context of the colonial past that South Africa and the Netherlands share.

Book 4 | Otto Snoek

Otto has extensively portrayed all facets of what it means to be European. His photography is flash, analog and single shot. He has become an expert in capturing moments as they are, invoking curiosity and controversy. He is currently featured at the Rotterdam Fotomuseum: Europa. What Else, for his series Nation.

Book 5 | Luuk Bode

Luuk Bode moved to Rotterdam to pursue what he loved most — creating. A prolific artist in the fields of sketching, illustrating, and painting, Bode takes the greatest joys in life from creating: the risk in seeing it all come together or fall apart is worth it.




ARCHIVE Human Library I

“Social Change Through Social Exchange”

Web Shop

The Student Art Association and SG Erasmus are proud to welcome the first ever Human Library to the Erasmus University. The Human Library stands for the belief that we must challenge ourselves by stepping outside of our ‘boundaries’ by talking to others and being open to the confronting views of the world. Our books will share with you experiences of their lives, which will run parallel to their art; they seek to challenge you and we ask that you challenge them back. Each book has travelled a different path, with a different story to share and a different lesson to teach.

On the 30th of May from 14:00 to 17:30 pm at the Paviljoen study area there will be six tables set up, each table corresponding to one book. The web shop will allow you to purchase a time slot and a book of your choice for € 4,- . You do not have to ask questions, you can be a listener, an observer. This event is about the lives of the artists and you are free to interact with them as you see fit. At 15:30 the Dean of the ESE will give an opening talk, following that there are three blocks, each consisting of 45 minutes in length:

Philip Hans Introduction |15:30 – 15:45

Block 1 | 15:45 – 16:30

Block 2 | 16:30 – 17:15

Drinks @Paviljoen | 17:15 – 18:30

[1 drink included per ticket]

Ticket Sales € 4,- : click on the image of your choice to redirect to the SG Webshop to purchase tickets.

Book 1 | Bob Smit

Sometimes you lose everything. Everything. However, you can look back and be proud of what you have put down. It bares your mark; there’s a certain pride attached to the organization of something that has your name on it. Bob Smit welcomes you to the Human Library!

Book 2 | Milan Tilder

Milan explains what is at the core of treating everyone with respect. Travelling as a (grafitti) artist and being active in the social sector, he works with the homeless and (ex)-junky community. Milan Tilder welcomes you to the Human Library!

Book 3 | Ted Langebach

He brought Hip-Hop and House to Rotterdam in the ’80s. He is iconic in the creative business world and he stands to challenge institutions. The party scene that Ted has pioneered is controversial and obscene. Ted Langebach welcomes you to the Human Library!

Book 4 | Rosa Boomsma

Spiritual and endeering, Rosa understands the importance of painting people’s most mutually beneficial qualities. After studying Economics at Erasmus, she found herself stuck in the corporate hassle for too long. Rosa Boomsma welcomes you to the Human Library!

Book 5 | Georges Knap

A year after the legendary Woodstock festival of ’69, Georges Knap made the incredible happen here in Kralingen. In 1970 he organized the legendary Kralingse Pop Festival, bringing in Santana and Pink Floyd! Wise and calculated Georges Knap welcomes you to the Human Library!