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Leiden 2008

8th conference on the History of the Arts & Crafts Movement

5th conference on the History of the Settlement Movement

1 – 4 July 2008 / Leidse Volkshuis, Leiden, The Netherlands

Timetable


8th conference on the History of the Arts & Crafts Movement

Monday, June 30

19.00 p.m. Welcome meeting

Day 1 (Tuesday, July 1)

09:00 a.m. Opening session
10.00 a.m.
Start of the conference at the Leidse Volkshuis
10.15 a.m. ‘The history and importance of the Arts & Crafts movement’, by Prof. Margaret Strobel, former director of the Jane Addams Hull- House museum, Chicago (invited)
10.45 a.m. ‘Community art in The Netherlands and Flanders, a historical overview’, by Prof. Herman Baert, lecturer at the University of Leuven (invited)
11.15 a.m. ‘Architectural and industrial design in the early 20th C. as tools for community development and education’, by Mr. Rob Dettingmeijer, lecturer at the University of Utrecht
11.45 a.m. Coffee break
12.00 p.m. Forum discussion on ‘The role of art and community education in the late 19th and early 20th Century’
12.45 p.m. Lunch break
13.30 p.m. Excursion by coach to Amsterdam: visit to the Het Schip centre for Amsterdam School architecture and guided walking tour
18.30 p.m. Return to Leiden

Day 2 (Wednesday, July 2)


09.00 a.m.
Opening
09.15 a.m. First series of lectures on national developments and/or examples of community arts in various countries: presentation of papers, followed by discussion (proposals for contributions will be welcomed – see ‘Call for Papers’)
• ‘Architectural realisations of the ideas of Settlement by Kon Wajiro’, by Prof. Izumi Kuroishi, lecturer at the Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
10.45 a.m. Coffee Break
11.00 a.m. Second series of lectures on national developments and/or examples in community arts in various countries
• World art, national art and community arts: concerning Frank Lloyd Wright’, by Prof. Haruhiko Fujita, Osaka University
12.30 p.m. Lunch break
13.30 p.m. Excursion in small groups on foot and/or on bike on community art history and community art projects in and around Leiden
17.00 p.m. Return to Leidse Volkshuis or hotel
18.30 p.m. Social evening: meeting the Leideners and their community

5th conference on the History of the Settlement Movement

Day 3 (Thursday, July 3)

09.00 a.m.
Start of the conference at the Leidse Volkshuis
09.15 a.m. ‘The History of Toynbee Hall, East End, London, and the Settlements movement’, by the Rev. Luke Geoghehan, warden of Toynbee Hall, London
09.45 a.m. ‘The history of the Volkshuis movement in The Netherlands and its links with Toynbee Hall and the Settlement movement’
10.15 a.m. ‘The role of the Stichting Lodewijk de Raedt and the history of the Folk High School movement in Flanders’, by Tom Vanwing, chairman of Citizenne, Folk High School of Brussels
10.45 a.m. ‘Community education and community art in Central and Eastern Europe’
11.15 a.m. Coffee break
11.30 a.m. Debate: ‘Challenges for contemporary community education’
12.15 p.m. Two case studies:
• The Horta Volkshuis in Brussels, by Wim de Pauw, lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels
• The Leidse Volkshuis and its founders, by Jack Paluch, director
13.00 p.m. Lunch break
13.30 p.m. Excursion by coach to The Hague or Rotterdam: the history of early 20th C. community education in an urban area - guided tour and visit to a local neighbourhood museum
18.00 p.m. Return to Leiden

Day 4 (Friday, July 4)

09.00 a.m. Opening
09.05 a.m. First series of lectures on national developments and/or examples in community education in various countries: presentation of papers, followed by discussion (proposals for contributions will be welcomed – see ‘Call for Papers’)
• ‘The architect as educator’, by Prof. Ruud van der Veen, Columbia University, New York
10.30 a.m. Coffee Break
10.45 a.m. Second series of lectures on national developments and/or examples in community education in various countries
12.30 p.m. Excursion and visit to local institutions/projects for community education in and around Leiden (4-8 groups of 25) – on foot and/or bike and/or public transport;
13.00 p.m. lunch at the excursion sites
15.30 p.m. Return at the Leidse Volkshuis; tea break
16.00 p.m. Plenary meeting: forum discussion on the results of the conference, evaluation and plans for future conferences; announcement of the next (dual)conference
17.00 p.m. Closing of the conference
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