Nearness – Art And Education After Covid-19

Pascal Gielen ; Marlies De Munck

Publisher Valiz

ISBN 9789492095862

Idea Code 20309


The coronavirus crisis has taught us how priceless nearness is for human beings. Art and education cannot do without it, either. Like works of art, people lose their aura when kept at a digital arm’s length. When it is unable to resonate with bodies, art simply becomes lifeless. With this publication, philosopher Marlies De Munck and cultural sociology professor Pascal Gielen seek to diagnose our new reality. In their view, culture stands as the only marker of the difference between living and simply surviving. With graphic design and drawings by Lotte Schröder.


64 p, ills bw, 12 x 17 cm, pb, English


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Publisher: Valiz

Author: Walter Van Andel

Walter van Andel is a PhD researcher on entrepreneurship and creativity at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. His research focusses on business models, innovation, and entrepreneurial growth at small and medium-sized creative enterprises. In 2012 he authored the book “Creative Jumpers” in which business models for fast-growing companies in creative industries are examined. Before joining the University of Antwerp, Walter worked as a researcher for Antwerp Management School, Belgium and Western Illinois University, United States.