symposium / exhibition

Written in the Body

Written in the Body symposium:
February 5 11:00-18:00
Gerrit Rietveld Academie / Fedlev Theory Stairs
Frederik Roeskestraat 96
1076 ED Amsterdam

Biome Nest Exhibition:
Feb 5-6 2024 10:00 – 19:00
Gerrit Rietveld Academie / Fedlev Building, FL 101
Frederik Roeskestraat 96
1076 ED Amsterdam

You are welcome to join us on Monday February 5 for Written in the Body – a day-long program organized by the Jewellery-Linking Bodies department, which asks how we can unlearn and reimagine ideas of sickness and health. Written in the Body looks at the seep of medicalized discourse into our ordinary lives, and dissects how naturalizing and normalizing practices shape what we know of bodies and genders. What other ways can we be in and know our bodies?

The Jewellery-Linking Bodies Department takes as its starting point the most intimate objects related to bodies, querying what kinds of agencies and relations are possible if we envision these subject/object roles differently.

The day-long program will be accompanied by an exhibition presenting Jewellery- Linking Bodies students‘ projects, a commission from the hospital Amsterdam UMC to intervene in the medicalized spaces of new examination rooms at the VU Medical Center for the department of Gynecological Oncology. The exhibition Biome Nest will be on display between 5th and 6th of February.

Please get in touch at if you have any specific access needs that would make it possible for you to join us for this event. We will do our best to accommodate. The symposium and exhibition space are both wheelchair accessible, and there is a wheelchair accessible toilet on the ground floor.

Special thanks to the Amsterdam UMC especially Luc van Lonkhuijzen and his team, Menno Dudok van Heel for the collaboration and for the support in realizing this project.

More information about the participants >

The program will be live streamed for those that would like to attend remotely. The streaming link will be posted on the day of the symposium!

Graphic design by Anna Bierler

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