Back to All Events

Bland, Boring, Banal: A Symposium


  • 60 Looiersgracht Amsterdam, NH, 1016 VT Netherlands (map)

From Paris to Nigeria, from Ukraine to Syria: our present geopolitical situation is one of extreme events – events whose violent intensity is hard to avoid in an age of media saturation and mobile connectivity. 'Bland, Boring, Banal' is a symposium that explores lackluster feelings and/in response to digitization in extreme times. Keynotes: Lauren Berlant (Chicago), Adi Kuntsman (Manchester Metropolitan) & Susanna Paasonen (Turku).

The University of Amsterdam hosts the symposium, in cooperation with Amsterdam's Digital Emotions research collective, Amsterdam's Centre for Globalization Studies, the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, and Looiersgracht 60 Exhibition Centre. 16-17 Dec, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam.

Registration and full program.