Stroom Den Haag


From January 2020 till 1st of July 2021 I am coordinating the ‘Anthropology of Public Space’ program at Stroom Den Haag. On a freelance basis. 1 day a week.

Goal of this program is to come to an updated vision on the role and meaning of art in public space. From which an updated policy can be formulated for the upcoming years. The program is research based. I’m responsible for coordinating the program. As part of this task, I wrote a position paper on where I think to focus on with public space The Hague in the near future and coordinated some program parts, among which De Staat van Verzorging. With De Staat van Verzorging artists Jack Engelbrecht, Koen Kievits, Jakob van Klinken, Mirjam Linschooten, Constanze Schreiber will research how municipalities, and specific the municipality of The Hague, make use of green in city planning. Who is doing maintenance, and how are national and local ambitions reflected in the way in which a city uses and promotes green in public space?  

Artist Bram Kuypers was involved in the proces of concept development as well. The Hague based artist Rachel Bacon is involved in the process as coach and advisor. De Staat van Verzorging started in November 2020, and will last till the end of January 2021.    

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I was assigned by Stroom to write 4 short texts about artworks in public space The Hague for the upcoming Art in Public Space The Hague website as well. The website will be online somewhere in 2021.


About Stroom Den Haag:

‘Stroom Den Haag (an independent foundation founded in 1990) is an art center with a wide range of activities. Starting from the visual arts, architecture, urban planning and design the program focuses on the urban environment. Stroom’s policy is not committed to any particular movement. The centre is open to everyone with stimulating ideas or a need for information regarding art and the urban environment. It aims at being a hospitable and stimulating platform. Starting from this mentality Stroom, in collaboration with other institutions, wants to contribute to the permanent development of the reflection on the city and the part that can be played by the visual arts in this context.

Stroom organizes exhibitions, projects, lectures, workshops and excursions. It initiates research and debates to stimulate the transfer of knowledge and the development of ideas concerning art, architecture and related disciplines. Within this context Stroom expands its library, develops web dossiers on its website and issues publications. In addition, Stroom’s policy is focused on stimulating the art climate of The Hague and improving the visibility of art and artists from The Hague.

The topic of ‘being public’ is the connecting factor between many of Stroom’s activities. Stroom mediates, advises and offers suggestions to artists and supports a large number of projects in public space.’

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