Finding your place

Pick Your Own-Talent Workshop
RUG Honours College 2018

Beneath you find a list of artists and themes, which are shared and discussed during the PYO-Talent workshop Finding your place in the spring of 2018. In this workshop I used the city as a metaphor of life. Students where faced (with showing them photos of artists) with the tensions and contradictions which can be found in the city and therefore, in their lives. We discussed these topics in order to develop them as a person, because if you know who you are and where you stand, you can find your place in life.

list of artists used during this workshop:

Xavier Comas

Mad Men

Paulien Oltheten

Vivian Maier

Joel Mayerowitz

Michael Wolf

Peter de Krom

List of themes discussed during the workshop:

Student life – universal experiences

Philip Huff – Niemand in de stad
Chad Harbach – The Art of Fielding
Donna Tartt – The Secret History


Roger Fisher and William Ury – Getting To Yes


Fran Tonkiss – Space, the City and Social Theory


Stephen Covey – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Ayn Rand – The Fountainhead
Irvin D. Yalom – The Schopenhauer Cure


Harper Lee – Go Set a Watchman

Self development

Carol Dweck – Mindset

This list is certainly incomplete. So, if you have any suggestions for this list, please contact buro dijkstra ( We love to receive your options and hope that this list may contribute to finding your place in life!