Gimme shelter Global discourses in aesthetics University of Amsterdam October 8-10, 2009


The Dutch Aesthetics Federation (DAF) is a co-operative forum for institutes and organisations of scholars, students and art critics that work in the field of aesthetics and art theory. By 2005 it consists of three institutes: Center for Philosophy & Arts (CFK), Dutch Association of Aesthetics (NGE) and Dutch Society of Aesthetics (DSA). It aims at enhancing the specificity of Dutch debates on aesthetics by organizing symposia and seminars and internationally publishing the results. Membership is open to institutions and organisations.

The Federation was founded in March 2003 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Beside small scale debates and seminars the Federation aims at organizing an annual conference in cooperation with recognized art institutions, such as musea and academies. The founding conference, entitled Intermedial Reflections in which 50 experts will participate, will be held in September 2005 in Rotterdam at the Museum Boijmans-Van Beuningen.

The founding members - delegates of the above mentioned organisations - are
Henk Oosterling (chairman:,
Renée van de Vall (secretary: and Henk Slager (treasurer:

Postal address for DAF is:

Dutch Aesthetics Federation
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Dept. of Philosophy
(Henk Oosterling)
P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
The Netherlands

tel.: (010) 408 89 98/80
fax: (010) 212 04 48
DAF’s webpage: