Fleur van der Bij is a journalist, historian and writer. During her summer stay she will continue the work she began as Fonds Bijzondere Journalisten Project Journalist-in-Residence to craft a book about poster collective Loesje and creative activism. She previously wrote De Nijl in mij. Een ontdekkingsreis naar het hart van de waanzin (2018) and Verkeersslachtoffer 22/10 (2019).
In her book Fleur asks: ‘What does it mean to be an activist and express your opinion using strictly creative means? And how does creative activism contribute to social change in different European countries and contexts?’
The journalist-in-residence is a collaboration between NIAS and the Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten.
NIAS Fellows Association
Joining the NIAS Fellows Association (NFA) is a great way to continue your journey as part of the wider NIAS Community.
The NFA is an alumni network of over 1300 former fellows from 50 years of NIAS history as an Institute for Advanced Study. It provides a forum to maintain and deepen the connection within each year group and also provides a mechanism to allow fellows from across year groups to get in contact with each other.
The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study is an intellectual haven for international researchers, writers, journalists and artists to pursue their research or projects, to work in an interdisciplinary environment and to share their knowledge with society.
Every year it offers a diverse year-group of about 50 NIAS Fellows the opportunity to devote themselves to an independent research project. NIAS is the oldest Institute for Advanced Study in Europe whose founding mission is to foster curiosity-driven research. It is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and is located in Amsterdam.