Here we present our online performative conversations. During the first lockdown in spring 2020, we developed remote performative conversations under title “Where Should We Begin”. These were digital meetings that transcend the daily online communication to which we are accustomed to.

Live conversations will be added to this page soon. If you already have any questions about this, please send an email to info[at]


Impossible Conversation

In Impossible Conversation you enter into conversation with each other on the basis of personal experiences related to a challenging topic. The different perspectives in the group come together during the conversation. Impossible Conversation is inspired by a Jesuit method in which you slow down and connect personal images by writing, reading and speaking together. […]

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Washing Hands

Washing Hands is a ritual devised to help re-establish more physical contact in the public space.A simple installation by design, set up in a (semi) public space. Passers-by and visitors, who may or may not know each other, are invited to sit opposite one another at a central wash basin. By then proceeding to wash […]

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The Parliament of Things

We are used to hearing people speak not only on behalf of themselves but also on behalf of other entities: heaven, the rain forest, animals, the city, and so forth. The Parliament of Things is a theory developed by Bruno Latour that makes a case for the rights of objects. According to Latour, modern man […]

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Het Vlak

Participants are invited to start conversing with each other around a white 3 x 3m square surface. Based on the topics discussed they must then visually represent their experience by positioning and moving objects in the square with consideration.Het Vlak was developed as part of We Have Never Been Modern and has been successfully performed at […]

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Conversation without words

The Conversation without Words is inspired by various indigenous practices where people gather in silence, looking at each other without saying a word. Research has shown that 60 to 80 % of our communication happens non verbally. During this conversation we focus on exactly that part of our communication. The intensity that arises when you look at each […]

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Agonistic Conversation

This is a conversation between opponents. It was developed in response to the philosopher Chantal Mouffe who speaks of the importance of conflict in the political arena and calls upon the arts to help develop what she calls the ‘agonistic space’, in which agonists are opponents – not to be confused with antagonists, enemies.In the […]

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Conversation For Two

‘The stories we tell about our experiences, do not describe reality, but create it.’ David CooperriderConversation For Two draws inspiration from the theory and practice of sociologist David Cooperrider to stimulate intimate conversations in public spaces.Two people are asked to find a suitable place to talk in public (eg. the sidewalk, town square, park bench) […]

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Time Loop

Called Time Loop, we developed a way of conversing in which we look at current dilemmas from various perspectives in time.In the world we grew up in it seems like short-term thinking is more important than looking ahead or reflecting on the past. Can we extend our sense of time, enlarge the time-space in which […]

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Thinking Together – an Experiment

Thinking Together – an Experiment is based on the theory and practice of the American quantum physicist David Bohm, who maintains that there is a self-regulating mechanism within a group of people that allows large groups of people to speak without a moderator.David Bohm claims that you never think alone and that your thinking is […]

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