All posts by Klaas Pieter van der Tempel

The Decolonising Knowledge series, cont’d

This series of events explores the legacy of colonial power structures in society.   The TU Delft is beginning to support increased awareness of cultural differences, inequality, and discrimination. However, it remains a mostly male, Western oriented, white community, and there are many relevant topics and issues in the realm of identity and diversity that have yet to be […]

The “World at War” Series

In this series of talks, different thinkers explore the meaning of conflict in our times.  No longer a ‘great game’ of nation states declaring war, invading, and taking land, global aggression in our time takes place through trade, hacking, and proxies. Far from home, or hidden online, it remains largely unseen by us in the Netherlands. And yet ‘war’ in the […]

Hesiodos board search + online Art museum

Since physical meetings haven’t been possible for a while, the Hesiodos board made an online art museum to display this year’s submissions to the magazine. Take a walk through the online art museum! For many of us, a great way to maintain our mental health and motivation is to express ourselves. Through drawing, painting, writing, […]

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Just over two hundred years ago the young daughter of two philosophers and feminists wrote the first scifi novel, and it’s one that is etched into our cultural imagination of the horrors of science forevermore. That novel is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. But how many of us have actually read this classic? If you’re not planning […]

The best comics & illustrations

The Creative Skills Workshop series that we’ve organized together with Sports&Culture will soon draw to a close. Dozens of Delftian students will look back on some seriously fun sessions with authors, journalists, and comics artists. The comics & illustrations workshop, led by Stephan Timmers, held a vote to choose the three best contributions and agreed […]

70 Years of Critical Thinking

70 YEARS OF CRITICAL THINKING Last year (2016) Studium Generale celebrated its 70th birthday, and what better way to honor our origins as TU Delft’s patron of critical thought than by questioning the current moral status of our academic community? In February and March 2016, 300 students from all faculties participated in the SG Conscience […]