Ignacio Chapela, a microbial ecologist and mycologist at the University of California-Berkeley, explains why his paper on the flow of transgenes into wild maize populations met with fierce opposition when published in 2001 in Nature.
This interview was held on 27th March 2014 in Brussels at the Kaaitheater, where Ignacio Chapela spoke at the conference entitled 'The Promised Land of Transgenic Crops', opening the Burning Ice #7 festival. burningice.be
Now that more and more practising Muslims are coming to power in Turkey, the feminist movement finds itself on the horns of a dilemma. Is the tension between tradition and modernisation in East and West Istanbul illustrative of what is happening in gender issues? This is the topic of a debate between Bernard Bouwman, journalist, correspondent in Turkey, and author of Tussen God en Atatürk, Ece Temelkuran, author, journalist and political commentator, Meryem Ilyada Atlas, columnist; editor of the Turkish equivalent of The New York Times, Zeyno Pekünlü (artist) and Ilyas Odman, choreographer and dancer. Journalist Sara Van Boxstael will be the moderator.
Kaaitheater in association with deBuren & 0090
recorded at Kaaitheater on 10.03.2014 wowmen.be
'happy happy together' is a performance by the Turkish choreographer Ilyas Odman, a performative interpretation of Wong Kar Wai’s film Happy together. Two men who are bound together by earrings try to be regain their independence; free, on their own. Odman combines contemporary dance with acrobatics and mime-theatre.
recorded at Kaaitheater on 10.3.2014 during WOWMEN wowmen.be
What role do women actually play in today’s protest movements? If women want to make their voice heard, can they do so as part of existing protest movements or do they have to start their own? Do women have to bare their breasts to bring about change?
Kirsten van den Hul (The Change Agent, author of (S)hevolution) will talk to Petra de Vries (historian), Ann-Sofie Dekeyser (journalist on De Standaard, spent five months undercover in the Belgian branch of Femen), Amina Sboui (Tunisian, former Femen activist; her book Mon corps m’appartient will be published soon) and Begüm Özden Firat (Turkish cultural sociologist and activist, who took part in Istanbul’s Gezi park protests) about the historical (r)evolutionary development of women in protest movements, such contemporary movements as Femen and women’s contribution to the Arab Spring.
recorded at Kaaistudios on 14.3.2014 during WOWMEN! wowmen.be