Author: Babette Stolk (Babette Stolk)

Today’s Artists: ‘I love my Matisse Boys’
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Today’s Artists: ‘I love my Matisse Boys’

Rose Bedel describes her drawings as fantastical, simplistic and a little childish. If you look close enough (without becoming creepy) you might spot them throughout Amsterdam, because her work can be found on numerous people’s skin! The 21-year-old psychology student has made a business of tattooing people and does so with joy!  

Today’s artists: ‘I see paintings as visual poems’
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Today’s artists: ‘I see paintings as visual poems’

Master student Aucke Paulusma paints every day and he never gets tired of it! A five-minute drawing or a painting of four months, one thing is certain: Paulusma would love to be able to make a living from his art someday. We spoke to him about his work process, inspiration and the dystopian collection he is currently working on.

‘A natural return’: Marieke de Goede is the new dean of the Faculty of Humanities
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‘A natural return’: Marieke de Goede is the new dean of the Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities has a new dean: Marieke de Goede. She will be Fred Weerman’s successor, who holds a controversial position within the UvA after students and teachers demanded his departure earlier this year. We spoke with the dean-to-be about her decision to apply for this position and her upcoming plans. After five years of Weerman, what will the faculty look like with a woman steering the ship?

‘Looking out for each other’: a mild campaign?
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‘Looking out for each other’: a mild campaign?

The international campaign ‘Orange the World’ runs from the 25th  of November until the 10th of December. This is campaign aims to reduce violence against women and girls, an initiative that is supported by our university. In line with this campaign UvA underscores their own new campaign: ‘Looking out for each other’. Will that be the solution for a socially safe university