March-November 2023

Barokke Influencers changes our view of the future.

The baroque embodied the meeting between tradition and modernity. The Jesuits helped to shape that process thanks to their religious conviction and social commitment.

Barokke Influencers examines how international and far-reaching that development was, how it continued into the twentieth century, and what the legacy of the baroque means today in our super-diverse society. The historical legacy of the Jesuits is an occasion for us to open a dialogue about the great challenges ahead. 

Experience the stunning exhibitions, breathtaking music concerts and many other captivating events of the city festival.

Calendar

01 April 2023
10:00
People with a Mission then and now

Join a tour of the university district and discover how people in need were supported in education and care in the past, and which works of solidarity are still active there today. With this city walk, De Loodsen vzw takes you on a quest for the social influencers throughout 500 years of Antwerp’s urban history.

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18 April 2023
20:00
Microfinance: between Solidarity and gain

Debate in Dutch. Experts Piet Callens, Loïc De Cannière, Luc Haegemans, Koen Schoors and Leen Van den Neste discuss the role of microfinance in a prosperous country like Belgium. Microfinance is a system that allows poor families and small entrepreneurs in need of money to borrow small amounts at an advantageous interest rate. Something similar already existed in the 17th century: the Mountains of Mercy.

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Blog posts

Big Questions for a World in Transition: A Dialogue between Tradition and Innovation

01 February 2023

Just like today, the 17th century was a turbulent time. Religious wars, trade and migration shook the prevailing worldview. Can we still find inspiration in the baroque solutions of the time? We are looking for answers in the lecture series ‘Big Questions’ with experts such as Lea Ypi and Liz Bucar.

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How do the three exhibitions relate to each other?

16 November 2022

Baroque Influencers makes a journey through time that spans more than four centuries. We set off from seventeenth-century Antwerp, make a stopover in the interwar period, and land in the present, where we look both backward and forward.

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Big Questions for a World in Transition: A Dialogue between Tradition and Innovation

01 February 2023

Just like today, the 17th century was a turbulent time. Religious wars, trade and migration shook the prevailing worldview. Can we still find inspiration in the baroque solutions of the time? We are looking for answers in the lecture series ‘Big Questions’ with experts such as Lea Ypi and Liz Bucar.

Read on…

How do the three exhibitions relate to each other?

16 November 2022

Baroque Influencers makes a journey through time that spans more than four centuries. We set off from seventeenth-century Antwerp, make a stopover in the interwar period, and land in the present, where we look both backward and forward.

Read on…

The atmosphere at the press presentation

20 September 2022

On Thursday 15 September, we presented the Baroque Influencers programme to the press and to invited guests at AMUZ’s atmospheric Church of St Augustine. It was a wonderful afternoon.

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