Rainbow Soulclub – with Saskia Janssen & George Korsmit
In this episode we talk with Saskia Janssen and George Korsmit who in 2005 initiated the Rainbow Soulclub. The RSC consists of weekly meetings and collaborative projects between artists, art students and clients of The Rainbow Foundation that provides shelter and care for homeless people and for users of hard drugs in Amsterdam. The aim is to share ideas for cooperation on every level. The encounters have spawned a whole diversity of activities over recent years: altering street nameplates, drawing, making pottery, shooting videos, hypnosis sessions, cooking, designing new fonts, record music, make costumes, and transmit cosmic energy.
This episode is part of a series co-produced by A Tale of A Tub, a non-profit institution for contemporary art and culture based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. See: http://a-tub.org/en
Cultural identity in the face of the climate crisis – the case of Tuvalu –
With MAINA TALIA
In this episode Irene de Craen talked with activist, scholar and native Tuvaluan Maina Talia. Similar to other small island nations, Tuvalu is threatened by climate change and rising sea levels. But the loss of Land also means the loss of a culture and identity. Partly in continuation of Talia’s essay in the 2nd issue of Errant Journal on Slow Violence they talked about the connection between the Land and cultural identity, the role of indigenous knowledge, and the spirit of community that is so important for Tuvaluans. In addition, they discussed the disproportionate effects of climate change, the relation of this type of slow violence and other violences, as well as the need for climate justice.