PASCAL GIELEN ; MARLIES DE MUNCK
Nearness - Art and Education after Covid-19
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 arms 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.