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20h, Vol Pension, Ghent

Against ageism: a queer manifesto

An evening with Simon(e) van Saarloos and Nika Looman. Moderation by Kopano Maroga

Simon(e) van Saarloos is author of Playing Monogamy (Het monogame drama) // Take ‘Em Down: Scattered Monuments & Queer Forgetting (Herdenken herdacht) // Against Ageism: A Queer Manifesto. They also write fiction.
Kopano Maroga is poet and performance artist. They wrote Jesus Thesis and Other Critical Fabulations.
Nika Looman is doctoral researcher working in the ERC-project ‘Later-in-Life Intimacy: Women’s Unruly Practices, Places and Representations’.
Vrije bijdrage // pay what you can
The evening will be in English // Blond is accessible for wheelchair users.


19:30, MIRY Concertzaal, Ghent

Abolish Age: maak een einde aan leeftijd!

Simon(e) van Saarloos in conversation with Nika Looman

Wanneer we ons tegen ageism verzetten, gaat het meestal over de discriminatie van ouderen. De limiterende werking van leeftijd wordt vaak pas bespreekbaar wanneer je oud bent en het einde in zicht lijkt. Van Saarloos toont dat leeftijdsdiscriminatie iedereen aangaat: al bij geboorte word je een leeftijd toegewezen. De samenleving is leeftijd gesegregeerd, onderwijs wordt ingedeeld op leeftijd, stemrecht en seksuele handelingsbekwaamheid zijn wettelijk afhankelijk van leeftijd. Toegang tot tijd is een wit privilege en ons denken over seksualiteit, gender, klasse, handicap, financiële zekerheid en ras is verweven met een nauw begrip van leeftijd. Deze lezing maakt een einde aan de sluwe, onzichtbare wijze waarop leeftijd sociale ongelijkheid bevordert en normaal maakt.


20:15h, De Studio - De Cinema | Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4 2000 Antwerpen

Girls on film x LiLI: Film evening. Good luck to you, Leo Grande!

Yet another film evening! More info coming soon


20h, KASK cinema, Godshuizenlaan 4, 9000 Gent

Unruly older women: film evening in Gent

A new film evening dedicated to unruly older women! This time with a surprise from special guests wzc De Liberteyt

Film + special guests: ageing, gender and resistance
19:00: welcome at KASK Foyer
20:00: special guests (WZC De Liberteyt)
20:30: film ‘Advanced Style’
Welcome to the parade of unruly older women: they are expected not to dress too sexy, to wear tight clothes or flashy colors. In this way, women who are ageing become almost literally invisible in the media and in society. In fashion shows and advertisements we mainly see models who meet a youthful ideal of beauty. What if we deviate from that path and use fashion and style to question the status quo? The documentary Advanced Style tells the story of seven older women in New York who completely ignore the strict norms about aging, beauty and clothing. With their bold prints, second-hand creations and feathered dresses, they dismantle the house that the fashion industry built for them and give new meanings to ageing, bodies, sexuality and gender. Be inspired by their rebellious designs! The evening is organised by the Later-in-Life Intimacies (LiLI) research team in collaboration with KASK cinema.


19h, De Vooruit, Open Atelier Groot (deur links van het onthaal)

Open Redactieraad: Age Against the Machine

Open redactieraad van rekto:verso met Sara De Vuyst als gastspreker

Met oude mensen ‘niets dan last’? In het juninummer van 2023 gaat rekto:verso samen met een gastredactie de hardnekkige vooroordelen rond ouderen te lijf. Zin om mee na te denken over het thema? Kom dan op 17 januari naar onze open redactieraad in De Vooruit in Gent.


18:30-19:45, Recyclart, Rue de Manchester 13-15, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Brussels

Learning from the wise: Pleasure, aging and sex work

An intimate conversation with two older sex workers, in the context of a day festival dedicated to destigmatizing sex work.

The workshop is conceived as a social experiment of reversal. In a youth-obsessed society that stigmatises sex work, older sex workers’s knowledge and experience is undervalued. What happens when we listen to sex workers as wise elders? What does one learn about society, pleasure and sexuality through this form of labour?
Sitting in an intimate circle, we will listen to the stories of two experienced sex workers who carried on working through past their 50’s. You will have the chance to ask questions (anonymously or openly) and participate in the discussion. This space is created to celebrate and center the experiences of older women. Everyone is welcome to participate, but we especially encourage 50+ women to join!


ECREA Online Pre-conference

From unruliness to collective action: challenging norms on gender and sexuality in media


Still Aged by Culture: seminar on trends in cultural gerontology

LiLI-member Sara De Vuyst will participate in the Still Aged by Culture on trends in cultural gerontology at the University of Southern Denmark.


Literary ageing buffet | Other Women’s Flowers x LiLI

An evening of literature, feminism and food with a focus on ageing and pleasure. The event is part of the arts festival Konvooi.

Much attention is paid to the work of young artists, but less to older artists and writers. At this literary buffet, we will sit together and read texts written by women in later life. The readings will be accompanied by a tasting of foods and drinks which become tasty, sparkling or simply different over time. You are welcome to bring a text you would like to share or just drop in, and we will take care of the rest. This event is especially directed to 50+ women. Reserve a place!
Other women’s flowers is a project dedicated to highlighting the work of women writers in informal, playful and festive ways. Its core element are literary evenings where we discuss texts we like with each other while sharing a meal. For this edition in Konvooi, Other women’s flowers will collaborate with the research group LiLI to bring attention to older women writers and readers, and the pleasures of reading, writing and coming together to discuss it all.


LiLI Zine/collage workshop on queer ageing

Op intimiteit op latere leeftijd rust nog altijd een taboe. Vooral als het gaat om verlangens en genderexpressies die niet passen binnen een heteronormatief kader. 50+ lesbische, biseksuele en queer vrouwen en non-binaire personen worden onzichtbaar in de media en worden vaak op een stereotiepe manier gerepresenteerd. Daarom is er nood aan een radicaal ander verhaal.

In deze workshop gaan we stereotypen omtrent deze doelgroep doorbreken door het maken van collages en zines. Er zal een veilige ruimte gecreëerd worden waarin deelnemers met pen, schaar en lijmstiften in de aanslag kunnen samenwerken om heteronormatieve ideeën over seksualiteit en ouder worden uit te dagen.
We voorzien artikels, magazines, poëzie, fotoboeken, comics, graphic novels, en zines ter inspiratie, maar deelnemers mogen ook eigen materiaal meebrengen. Laat je creativiteit vrije loop!

Deze workshop is onderdeel van een onderzoeksproject over seksualiteit en intimiteit van 50+ vrouwen en non-binaire personen aan de UGent ( en zal begeleid worden door Nina Nijsten (Echo zines + drawings)


18:00-20:00, Muntpunt, Brussels

Writing Workshop with Kristien Hemmerechts

Creative writing workshop in two sessions around intimacy, sexuality and eroticism for 50+ women

The first session focuses on creative writing: how do you write about sex and eroticism in later life? You take the first steps towards composing your own text and become acquainted with the LiLI project. During the second session, you can share your writing with the group anonymously. You receive feedback and can refine your text further.
The language of the workshop is Dutch, with guidance in English for those who prefer it. You can write your text in the language of your choice (NL/EN/FR).
Please note! You need to register for both sessions. It isn’t possible to attend the sessions separately.


19:00-21:00, Spui 25, Amsterdam

Panel discussion in Spui25 Amsterdam

‘The future and radical potential of love’ - with Roanne van Voorst, Lotte Spreeuwenberg, Rahil Roodsaz and Katrien De Graeve (in Dutch)

Hoe staat het met de liefde in de laat-kapitalistische samenleving? Kan liefde een revolutie in gang zetten? Deze avond onderzoeken we de toekomst en radicale potentie van liefde.


11:00-16:00, University of Amsterdam

LiLI meets UvA: Doing Sexuality Research

Seminar for PhD-students and postdoctoral researchers affiliated to CRCG (UGent) or ARC-GS (UvA)


14:00-16:00, Online

LiLI Seminar: Lea Spahn

Feminist-phenomenological perspectives on ageing in movement practices

By Lea Spahn (Philipps Universität Marburg)


10:00-12:00, Online

LiLI Seminar: De Schauwer & Blockmans

Disability studies, ethico-onto-epistemology in practice, postqualitative slow research and research-creation

By Prof. Dr. Elisabeth De Schauwer & Dr. Inge Blockmans (Department of Special Needs Education, Ghent University)


10:00-16:30, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent

Ethnographic Research Seminar 2020

Research Ethics in Ethnography

Three days seminar which aims to explore the specific ethical issues that arise in the conduct of ethnographic research, how to overcome them, and how to develop a more reflexive and relational ethics approach.