Sophie van Hoorn

About Sophie van Hoorn

Sophie van Hoorn, she/her, is a philosopher and works as a teacher in arts education. She graduated from the Productie Podiumkunsten programme in 2010 and then attended the Bachelor and Master in Philosophy at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. During her Master, she specialized in the relationship between art and politics. She currently works as a lecturer in Philosophy, lecturer in Interpersonal Sensitivity and mentor at the Academy for Theatre and Dance, the Netherlands Film Academy and the Master programme DAS Creative Producing.

Before working as a full-time teacher, Sophie worked as a creative producer, programme maker, dramaturge and directing assistant for various cultural institutions such as De Warme Winkel, Via Rudolphi Productions, Frascati Productions, ITA/Expanding Theatre and Via Berlin.

The importance of fair practice to me:

“In my opinion, in the Fair Practice Module, we are steadily working on an invisible but no less valuable 'fungal layer'.A metaphor I borrow from writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit:

’After a rain mushrooms appear on the surface of the earth as if from nowhere. Many come from a sometimes vast underground fungus that remains invisible and largely unknown. Uprisings and revolutions are often considered to be spontaneous, but it is the less visible long-term organising and groundwork – or underground work – that ofter laid the foundation.’

Nobody knows whether they will experience such mushrooms in their lifetime, but I am convinced that nothing is without influence.So does the Fair Practice Module and the inspiring work of students that comes out of it.”