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Thinking with Time

with Lisa Baraitser, Julien Thomas, Abhishek Thapar

These are unprecedented times – anticipation, cancellations and delay fuel many peoples rhythms and time is lived at increasingly different and complex tempos. How has the pandemic, a period of temporal discontinuity affected artistic practice and society’s sense of time? How can pace become a motor for change? How can we literally move, or perhaps, not move with the times? What temporalities allow us to pay care-full attention?

We are thrilled to be joined by professor and UK based author of Enduring Time Lisa Baraitser, installation artist and social designer Julien Thomas, and theatre maker Abhishek Thapar to discuss how we embody, manifest and relate to the times and temporalities we live in.

This evening continues research Veem House is undertaking around time, space and attention and how these pillars can be opted for and used differently as a production house.


“Time, it appears, is not flowing, but has become stuck, intensely felt, yet radically suspended.”
Lisa Baraitser


21 May 2021

Discursive event

Due to current COVID-19 regulations, this event will take place online.

Lisa Baraitser

Lisa Baraitser is Professor of Psychosocial Theory at Birkbeck, University of London, UK and a psychoanalyst and Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. Baraitser’s research focuses on time and care, drawing in discussions of gender, sexuality and motherhood from the fields of feminist theory, psychoanalysis, and philosophies of ethics, affect, and event. She is currently researching waiting in relation to care and especially healthcare.

Julien Thomas

Julien Thomas is an Amsterdam-based installation artist and social designer. He graduated from the Sandberg Instituut’s Designing Democracy temporary MA in 2016, and founded the Perception Design Studio to develop speculative interior design elements that explore sensorial aspects of politics. He is currently devising new time-based works for exhibitions in Dordrecht and Amsterdam, and keen to collectively explore relationships to time, space and process. The fourth edition of Veem House’s Long Now Lab #4: Prototyping Time, is hosted and designed by Julien Thomas.

Abhishek Thapar

Abhishek Thapar (Moga, 1985) is a theatre maker, performer, teacher, puppeteer and artist currently based in Amsterdam. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Physical Theatre from LISPA, London and a Master in Theatre degree from DAS Theatre, Amsterdam. Currently, he is building an artistic research and practice in post-colonial epistemologies, historiographic metafiction and storytelling.