This publication features highlights from three years of Memory Machine, a rich programme of exhibitions, lectures and debates and Intellectual Playground, the think tank meetings and projects organized by Castrum Peregrini in Amsterdam.
With contributions by Kenan Malik, Aleida Assmann, Koos Breukel, Avraham Burg, Maria Barnas, Annet Mooij e.a.
The House of Gisele can be visited by appointment in guided tours of 12 persons maximum on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We have possibilities for both private groups or for individuals. The tour takes approximately one hour.
Groups will visit the authentic WWII apartment of Gisèle and her hiders, the salon, where she lived with her husband Arnold D’Ailly after the war and her last studio where today contemporary exhibitions are shown.
Please contact us to find a suitable date for your group or to join an open group as an individual. Read more.
Emerging HiStories 27 January to 10 March 2017 Vernissage 27 January, 17.00 - 20.00 hrs
Open Tue-Fri, 12.00 - 18.00 hrs
A collection of evocative and symbolic objects about flight, tribulation and growth, exhibited in the studio of Gisèle.
The stories and objects have been collected at the Turkish-Syrian border, in the Netherlands and in Germany. These stories are not all about current realities, but place mobility in a broader, historic context. They attempt to shed light on the human condition of being a refugee.
European Academy of Participation
The project aims to make a contribution to a more inclusive Europe, in which people live together in mutual respect of their differences. The EAP partners consider participatory practice in art and culture as a central tool to involve communities in a positive process of constructing a shared cultural space.
The Warp and Weft of Memory.
This project by Renee Turner will result in an online narrative and a series of events exploring the wardrobe of Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht (1912 – 2013), and the ways in which it reflects her life, work, and various histories through textiles and clothing. Read more.
A discussion event on the topic of "Home and Belonging", investigating mobility of people and belongings. In collaboration with the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, with panelists:
Due to illness of Ivan Krastev - a new date for our conversation Conflicting Memories: Ukraine - will be announced soon. Meanwhile we had a good and intense pre-talk with our two other guestspeakers Vasyl Cherepanyn and Fleur de Weerd. at the table: Katherine Watson director ECF, Philipp Dietachmair, Michael Defuster, director Castrum Peregrini, Floris Akkerman travelling journalist, Pieter Paul Pothoven, artist in residence Castrum Peregrini Tetiana Mykhalchuk, PhD student UvA Lars Ebert, Frans Damman ... See MoreSee Less
ECF Labs and Castrum Peregrini will announce a new date for Conflicting Memories: Ukraine - a political conflict from cultural perspective, soon. ... See MoreSee Less
Due to illness of Ivan Krastev - a new date for our conversation Conflicting Memories: Ukraine - will be announced soon.
Meanwhile we had a good and intense pre-talk with our two other guestspeakers V...
Hester Dibbits leads her MA students Museology Reinwardt Academie in a walking seminar at Castrum Peregrini in which the emotional and pre-cognitive aspects of heritage (aka 'heritage as affect') are being researched. Wonderful respons of this group international students after the tour in #TheHouseofGisèle; e.g. 'confinement as creative space' ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday 16 February, 20 hrs: Conflicting Memories: Ukraine, a political crisis from a cultural perspective, part 2 Two years ago ECF Labs and Castrum Peregrini organised the first edition about Ukraine - what has happened or changed since then...? The Council of Foreign Relation reports (feb 2017): an estimation of 9640 people kille and 1.1 million Ukrains on the run. We are proud to welcome again: Ivan Krastev and Vasyl Cherepapyn, this time joined by journalist Fleur De Weerd for years correspondent based in Ukraine ... See MoreSee Less
De briljante columnist Ivan Krastev van The New York Times neemt op 16 februari deel aan een rondetafelconferentie over Oekraïne met de European Cultural Foundation bij Castrum Peregrini in Amsterdam...