SPEAKING

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Dr. Martha Van Der Bly is an imaginative sociologist, actress and filmmaker who speaks about issues related to art, globalisation, the Holocaust, (national) identity, world society and Future Studies.

In her talks she shares insights from the emerging practice of ‘artistic research’, at the edge of both academia and the arts. Martha translates these artistic experiences into academic theory disseminated through the visual arts, thus challenging preexisting academic dissemination protocols.

Martha’s thoughtfully tailored lectures combine analytical understanding of global society with artistic imagination, philosophical insight into the long duree of humanity’s development and a clear outline of the choices we are facing today.

Martha has spoken at venues and events such as the International Sociological Association (ISA), the World Society Foundation in Z├╝rich, the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, USA, the Catholic Association of Performing Artists (CAAPA) in London. the Central Libray Amsterdam (OBA), de Raad voor de Kunsten (Art Council) in The Hague and Felix Mertitis in Amsterdam.

Some of the topics Martha has spoken about include:

Documenting the Holocaust in a Transitional Context: From Living Memory to History –  Against the Backdrop of an Erosion of the Post-War World Order

Global Cities and the Creation of a Global Fluid Identity

Romantic Globalisation – a Paradigm Shift Replacing Global Capitalism with Love

Explaining the Rise of Populism: The Mechanisms of Dominant Globalization and Cultural Polarisation