Learning from... Johan Huizinga

Thursday 12 October 2017, 16.30 - 18.00 hrs
Location: Stroom, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
RSVP: reserveren@stroom.nl

Language spoken: English

Part of program Stroom School: CĂ©line Condorelli: Proposals for a Qualitative Society (Spinning)

According to Johan Huizinga the play element is primary to and a necessary condition of the generation of what we human beings call 'culture'. If our ability to play is under pressure, all of civilization is under threat. Johan Huizinga expressed these ideas in his dissertation Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play Element in Culture (1938). In the eyes of the artist Jonas Ohlsson it remains an urgent and inspiring book to this day. He will tell us why.

Proposals for a Qualitative Society (Spinning) is made possible through the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund, BankGiro Loterij Fonds, BPD Cultuurfonds and the City of The Hague.

design: The Rodina
Johan Huizinga, 'Homo Ludens'