What if we welcome all things, plants and animals to our parliament? The Parliament of Things is a speculative research into the emancipation of animals, plants and things.

"What story do we tell our children?"

We can no longer maintain the distorted dichotomy between culture and nature. We share this world with many. Law should not be centred around Men, but around Life. We are just one party, among all animals, plants and objects. What if we welcome all things into our Parliament? What would be the plight of the planet? The reasoning of a fish? What claims would trees make, and what future would oil see for itself?

The Parliament of Things is an open space. We at Partizan Publik started building the Parliament after an invitation of Bruno Latour in 1991, and are playing the role of clerk by bringing it to you. You are invited to join

The development of The Parliament of Things is funded by the Creative Industries Fund NL (Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie) and the BankGiro Loterij Fonds. 

Several partners and individuals are working, playing or thinking in and around The Parliament of Things; like Holland Festival, Lotte van den Berg en Daan ‘t Sas (Building Conversation), Erik de Jong (Artis), Jasmine De Bruycker, Sanne Bloemink (Journalist, schrijver), (Ruben Daas & Mitchel van Eijgen (Studio Alloy), Edwin Gardner en Christiaan Fruneaux (Monnik), architect Lorna Gibson, Nienke Schachtschabel (www.schsch.nl), Andrea Simmelink, Aldo Brinkhoff, Tony Minnema (VideoVoorTheater), Jasper van den Berg (Studio Rooiejas).

 

 

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