Pictures of the ASC Annual Public Event 2014

The ASC Annual Public Event 2014, a performance by poet Phillippa Yaa de Villiers from South Africa, was a big success. The event took place on Monday 8 December in the Hogeschool Leiden. De Villiers performed Shades, a meditation on belonging and exile told through the nature of Johannesburg and five human characters.

After her show De Villiers was bestowed with the title of 'ASC honorary artist', an exclusive type of membership of the ASC Community. At the drinks party afterwards, the ASC book 'Digging Deeper: Inside Africa’s Agricultural, Food and Nutrition Dynamics' was launched and several of the honorary members of the ASC Community received this new book.

Have a look at the pictures! (Click on a photo for enlargement.)

  • Phillippa Yaa de Villiers starts her performance Shades (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • De Villiers talking to the audience (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • De Villiers acting as an immigration official, asking Ton Dietz for his ID (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • De Villiers in front of a slide of a street view of Johannesburg (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • De Villiers' character 'Jonathan' explaining about 'invasive alien plants' in South Africa (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • De Villiers in front of a slide of the exotic species 'Jacaranda Mimosifolia' (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • The ASC's Yinka Akinyoade leads the discussion after the show (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • De Villiers answering questions from the audience (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • Phillippa Yaa de Villiers (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • Ton Dietz bestows De Villiers with the title of 'ASC honorary artist' (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • The new 'ASC honorary artist' (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • De Villiers and ASC director Ton Dietz (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • Ton Dietz thanking the ASC's Yinka Akinyoade and Wijnand Klaver, two of the editors of the book 'Digging Deeper' (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • ASC honorary fellow Gerrie ter Haar (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • ASC honorary fellow Robert Ross (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • ASC honorary fellow Jan Hoorweg (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • ASC honorary fellow Ineke van Kessel (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • Drinks afterwards! (photo Fenneken Veldkamp)
  • Phillippa Yaa de Villiers with ASC staff after the show (photo Jos Damen)
  • Phillippa Yaa de Villiers (photo Jos Damen)