Insight and inspirations

Shedding some extra light on the We Are Public programme, our blog features background information, in-depth interviews and other write-ups. Get to know our editors and meet the programme creators, discover the similarities between different events and read about the experiences of We Are Public members. Read our English blog posts here, and find all our entries on our Dutch website.

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What is the value of art?

Ever heard of the Bitcoin Tracker? I still have one on my phone. It’s one of those apps that shows me how much a Bitcoin is worth. I nearly invested in Bitcoins. Everyone was buying them, and they doubled in…

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Art optimists, speak out!

Today, our society isn’t so much divided by rich and poor, religious and nonreligious, Feyenoord and Ajax, local or international. Last month, I visited the Dream Out Loud exhibition in Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam’s contemporary art museum. With a great collection…

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Emancipation

December = Christmas. Christmas = the birth of a certain child, whose demise 33 years later would mean the salvation of mankind. The oppressed Messias were emancipated on the cross. The month of December is not necessarily a religious one…

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Forget the bad news

We get it. You love us, but sometimes you can’t stand us. So many fantastic events with only one fleeting opportunity to see them. Enter Public Throwback, where we take a moment to look back at all the things that…

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Physical

A common theme occurred to me, a visible trope in the film footage on offer this October, in which internal pain is translated into physical pain, or vice versa. A woman is given a new face, another washes her hands…

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