NFKickassactivities 14/10/2019

Tuesday 15/10

12:30 – 14:00 Philosophy and the World Out There

HIW Room S 01.14

The first event in the Philosophy and the World Out There series will open a discussion of the worldview of one of the leading figures in the ongoing Brexit saga, Dominic Cummings. Cummings was the campaign director of the ‘Vote Leave’ campaign in the 2016 referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU, and he is now Boris Johnson’s chief advisor. He is also a prolific blogger, and his writings reveal an unexpected appreciation of Nietzsche. But how does he interpret Nietzsche? And what do Cummings’ Nietzschean politics reveal about his plans for post-Brexit Britain?

With these series of talks a space is created to reflect on the reciprocal connections between philosophy and the contemporary society and to help foster discussions between students and academic staff across the Institute’s research centres.

You can find more information on the website of the Institue:


21:00 – 00:00 Fakbar

Definitely come to our weekly fakbarevening at the Lounge!


Wednesday 16/10

18:00 – 20:00 Open Education Meeting

In this open education meeting, we’ll discuss the agenda of the POC of 17th of october. Besides that, we’ll also elect new student representatives.
You can find their motivations on
We’ll also have the election of vice-praeses of education. The only candidate at this moment is Elise

The main topics of the POC we’ll discuss:
– New BA Abridged program
– Student numbers Dutch and international program
– Modern Times II (Dutch program)

20:00 -23:00 International Movie Night

HIW Room S 01.14

Welcome all to the second edition of NFK International Movie Nights! This time the movie we’ll be watching comes from Turkey: ‘Once Upon a Time in Anatolia’

The philosophical reflection on the movie afterwards will be lead by Remzi Can Yavuz. He has prepared a presentation called ‘Once Upon a Time in Anatolia between Turkish Literature and French Psychoanalysis’, in which the focus will be on the relevance of the movie in a critical approach on crime thriller as a genre in cinema. Remzi will also provide us with an answer on how to make sense of this movie in the broader context of Turkish modernization and the beginnings of Turkish westernised art. French Psychoanalysis is relevant in order to make sense of the “woman who correctly guessed her day of death”. Luce Irigaray’s ideas on a feminine theory of subjectivity will also be covered shortly.


20:00 – 00:00 Culture goes to…

… a free concert! Do you like Indierock? Then you don’t want to miss this event! Vito is a Belgian band of four people that was founded in 2017. They already won several prices, among which ‘De Nieuwe Lichting’ in 2018, a competition that looks for new musical talent. This is the link to their first EP:

We’ll meet at 7.45PM outside the Depot, at 7.50PM we’re going inside. ‘Culture goes to…’ is the ideal formula to discover cultural events together with friends.


Friday 11/10

12:00 – 14:00 Breadmeal

Definitely come to our weekly breadmeal in the Lounge where you can eat as much as you want for only €1,50 if you do your dishes (Otherwise its €2,50 because you don’t get €1 back)