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Wed, 15 May



Digital Event Navigating Change

Navigating Change

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Digital Event Navigating Change
Digital Event Navigating Change

Time & Location

15 May 2024, 15:00 – 16:30



About the event

In this digital event we address the notion of navigating change, looking at the cultural and social features attributed to the idea of change, and examinig some strategies to use in creating, responding to, and making the best out of change. All from the perspective of circus and culture leadership. 

The seminar is moderated by NHLP fellow Hazel Lam, with guest speaker Thibaut Princen. 


Organisations are faced with societal changes, new contexts, and organisational-level challenges. Drawing from his experience, Thibaut will try to provide answers to questions such as: How do you navigate an organisation within a disruptive context? How do you leverage the expertise of various stakeholders, both within and outside the organisation? How can opportunities be distinguished from threats? And how can participatory methodologies be implemented in a balanced way, ensuring they remain useful and efficient for the organisation and its stakeholders? After a brief introduction, we will delve into the methodologies present in the field and collaboratively explore the essential elements that connect these methodologies, as well as what we can learn from them to successfully navigate organisations and individuals through change.


Thibaut Princen served as the business and general coordinator of Circus Zonder Handen in Molenbeek, Brussels between 2018-2023. Circus Zonder Handen is a circus school that puts a strong focus on talent development of young people in 9 densely populated Brussels neighbourhoods reaching 900 youngsters on a weekly basis by offering various educational, artistic, and social growth trajectories. With 'Circus for everyone' as the organisation's motto, it prioritises the continual reduction of barriers to participation.

Hazel Lam is a multidisciplinary artist with formal training in music, dance and circus. She devotes herself to conversations and projects that concern equal representation and treatment of artists from diverse backgrounds through discoursing with artists and institutions in the performing arts scenes. Her current research in aesthetics and post-structuralist political philosophy has contributed to her role as a politico-artistic commentator for major magazines, pamphlets, and performing arts festivals.


Language: English

Date and time: 15th May 2024, 15.00 - 16.30 CEST

Access: Once you RSVP you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

Technical Requirements: working microphone and stable internet connection; good camera (optional)

This event is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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