Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fri 6 dec, Lecture: the Populist Phenomenon

Fri 6 dec, Lecture: the Populist Phenomenon
Monday 6 December, 20hrs, Schijnheilig / Amsterdam
Lecture the Populist Phenomenon


These last years we have seen an impressive resurgence of populist movements. Whether it's the PVV in the Netherlands, the Tea Party in the United States, or Berlusconi and the Lega Nord in Italy: it is no longer a marginal phonemenon. Despite the political success of these movements, the political response is often limited to moral condemnation and political underestimation. On this night we will look at the strategy and imagery of right wing populism. The goal is to find ingredients for a possible counterstrategy of the left.


* Merijn Oudenampsen (editor of Jaarboek Kritiek and Open Cahier) will focus on Wilders and the swing to the right in the Netherlands.
* Luisa Lorenza Corna (designer connected to the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht) will focus on the use of imagery by the Lega Nord in Italy.
* After a short break, we will continue with a selection of populist promotion films, amongst which Sarah Palin figures as Grizzly Mum, Silvio Berlusconi is eulogized in karaoke and Jörg Haider stars as super athlete.

This night is being organised on the occasion of the appearance of a theme issue on populism of Jaarboek Kritiek. We will also have a sneak preview of the new populism edition of Open Cahier.

Time: Monday 6 December, 20 hrs.
Location: Schijnheilig, Passeerdersgracht 23, Amsterdam

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