On the 6th of February from 19:30 to 21:30, Varia has the pleasure to host one of the nomadic Conversas evenings.
Conversas is a series of bi-weekly informal meetings made so that we can get to know each other, share projects, stories or interests.
During the event, three Conversadores (those who start the conversation) bring something to share with the gathered group, for thirty minutes each. As the title suggests, Conversas (Conversations in Portuguese) aim at an equal set up from which both the Conversadores and the group benefit. In this series, we are challenging our guests to not use a beamer, try to be creative and use only words and/or other objects to tell their story.
The three Conversadores for the session at Varia are:
- Karla de Witte (Dutch Love Letters)
- Clara Mendes (Nude models, postcolonialism and museums)
- Ludovic Lacreuse (Digressions around a flag)
Karla is designer and educator of visual arts. DLL started when two mothers met at a colorful schoolyard in Rotterdam. Both born and grown up in different parts of the world, sharing similar memories of New Year's Eve with waffles. Delicate and very thin made with great patience by their grandmothers. www.instagram.com/dutch_love_letters/
Clara has recently moved from Portugal to The Netherlands to pursue her wish to learn more about how art impacts the lives of different people. She will talk about the projects she jumped into throughout her master's program in Arts and Society whilst she was still struggling to find her way around a new city.
After a 3 month artist residency (State of the City, in Paviljoen aan het Water, in Rotterdam), Ludovic will present a flag which will be hoisted on top of the varia zone building. His conversation will be filled by digressions about different subjects more or less related to the flag.
The 13th series of ten Conversas Rotterdam starts on the 7th of November and runs every other Wednesday until the 20th of March. This series is happening in different locations spread through the city of Rotterdam. It is organized by Bérénice Staiger, Constança Saraiva, Marco Aperti, Zahra Said and Sebastian Helbers.
Conversas is a project initiated in Lisbon by Constança Saraiva and Mafalda Fernandes, in 2012. Nowadays, it's a project of many people and cities.
Events are open to all and the entrance is free.