[Kort] Fuckup Night is een initiatief dat een tijd geleden is ontstaan in Mexico en ondertussen wereldwijd verspreid is om falen uit de taboesfeer te halen. Wetenschappelijk onderzoekers brengen hun verhaal over hoe ze gefaald hebben tijdens hun onderzoek, wat ze eruit geleerd hebben en hoe ze dit omgebogen hebben tot een succes, dat is zowat de format. Het is voor het eerst dat het ook door een Vlaamse universiteit wordt georganiseerd. Een boodschap
A global movement where people share stories of professional failure. This edition will focus on failures of researchers and what we can learn from it. They will tell their story in 7 minutes using 10 images.
To create a culture shift around failure and enable a mindset of well-being and innovation
Monday 9 October 2017 at 7 PM
Ritcs Café Antoine Dansaertstraat 70, 1000 Brussel
Who can join?
Some more background:
Born in Mexico City in 2012, the movement has expanded to 250+ cities in 77 countries. More than 200.000 people attended FuckUp Nights in 2016. Watch some videos from earlier nights to feel the vibe: https://fuckupnights.com/project/videos/
I did my masters in Finland where I fell in love with Santa, but he'd always be away for Christmas, so we broke it off. Then I came to Belgium for my PhD at the VUB in a structural biology lab. I'm almost there - need to do the final defence. In the meantime I'm a scientific project manager by day and a science communicator by night (I earned a postgraduate degree from KU Leuven while doing my PhD). So now I podcast, I blog and generally spam the internet in science trying to counteract at least a little bit all the crappy fake-news stories around and to balance out the pseudoscience broadcasters. The X files are the sole reason I'm a scientist (no joke).
Kevin is professor in media and culture at the Department of Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He works and teaches on media, migration and conflict, and primarily focuses on the Middle East and Turkey in particular. He is also a member of the Jonge Academie, a group of young scholars that wants to bridge the gap between science and society.
Chris Van Schravendijk
Professor emeritus of VUB. Specialised in diabetes, first director of Doctoral School of Life Sciences and Medicine.
PhD candidate at KU Leuven in bioengineering, the story of a PhD thesis on key taste compounds in Belgian endive (!!) that completely went wrong on the delivery of the thesis but taught him a lot on how to operate old and inadequate machineries and hardware related to his thesis work.