The Good Cause

9 March - 1 June 2014
Opening: Saturday 8 March, 5 pm
+ from 4 pm an introductory program
Location: Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Open: Wed - Sun, 12 -5 pm
Exhibition guide: download pdf


Stroom School side program: click here
Various tours, a congress, an Archis RSVP Event and a number of expeditions.

This exhibition is part of See You in The Hague, a multifaceted narrative about the ambitions and reality of The Hague as International City of Peace and Justice.
Special website: www.seeyouinthehague.nl

The Good Cause the result of Architecture of Peace, the longterm research project by Archis into how architecture and design can contribute to a sustainable world peace.

The Good Cause addresses the military, political and cultural complexity of rebuilding operations. Can architecture actively contribute to this area of tension? The exhibition shows inspiring, hopeful examples of interventions by architects and city planners in post-conflict areas in South Africa, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestina, Rwanda, Kosovo and distills a number of ‘key factors for success'.

Projects
* Baghe-e Babur Garden, Kabul, Afghanistan - Aga Khan Trust for Culture/Jolyon Leslie
* Kimisagara Football for Hope Centre, Kigali, Rwanda - Killian Doherty
* Pamir-e-Buzurg Visitors Center, Afghanistan, AFIR Architects/Anne Feenstra
* Birzeit, Palestine - Riwaq Centre
* Skateistan, Kabul, Afghanistan - Oliver Percovich
* Masterplan for Ein Hawd, Israel - FAST/ Malkit Shoshan
* Masterplan Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Noero Wolff Architects
* Prishtina Building Regulations, Kosovo - Archis Interventions/Kai Voeckler

It is with good reason that The Good Cause is shown in The Hague. As the International City of Peace and Justice The Hague plays an important role in conflict prevention and sentencing in conflict situations. The Hague hosts more than 160 institutions, large and small, that concern themselves with (world) peace, justice and security. This not only affects the public image of The Hague all over the world, but also has a great impact on the city itself and on its inhabitants. The impact is shown through maps and films, photographs of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia by Friso Keuris and drawings by Ivan Grubanov.


The exhibition was designed by Vanessa van Dam and Adriaan Mellegers (with Markus Lange).
 
The Good Cause is accompanied by a Stroom School side program of guided tours, excursions and a congress. More information click here.

The Good Cause is made possible in part by:
Mondriaan Fund, Creative Industries Fund NL and The City of The Hague.

Archis
Archis is an international think tank, antenna, knowledge network and project initiator devoted to spatial issues within a social context. Archis organizes discussions and research projects and publishes Volume Magazine and other publications.

Architecture of Peace is a project by Archis and is created in collaboration with:
The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montreal; Prince Claus Fund; Het Nieuwe Instituut; Creative Industries Fund NL; University of Amsterdam; KNAW; Espérance - Association des Jeunes Sportifs de Kigali (Rwanda); ERSTE Stiftung, Vienna; Architekturmuseum, Münich and Stroom Den Haag.


The exhibition The Good Cause has also been presented in the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal (2011) and the Kimisagara Football for Hope Centre in Kigali, Rwanda (2012). After Stroom Den Haag the exhibition wil travel to het Architekturmuseum Münich.

http://architectureofpeace.org

Design See You in The Hague logo: Autobahn

PRESS
Open!, 12 May 2014
Archined, 9 April 2014
DenHaagDirect.nl, 4 April 2014 (in Dutch)
Archined, 24 March 2014 (in Dutch)
The Pop-Up City, 24 March 2014
VPRO Radio: Nooit meer slapen, 10 March 2014 (in Dutch)

'The Good Cause: Architecture of Peace'. Queen’s Palace rehabilitated into an outdoor theatre
photo: © Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Invitation 'The Good Cause'
photo: © AFIR Architects / Anne Feenstra (graphic design: Autobahn)
'The Good Cause', survey at Stroom Den Haag
photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
The Good Cause', survey at Stroom Den Haag
photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
The Good Cause', survey at Stroom Den Haag
photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
The Good Cause', survey at Stroom Den Haag
photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
The Good Cause', survey at Stroom Den Haag
photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
A Skateistan team in the streets of Kabul
photo: Skateistan
'The Good Cause: Architecture of Peace'. UNDP South Sudan
photo: © Mark Duffield
The Good Cause', survey at Stroom Den Haag
photo: Gerrit Schreurs, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
'The Good Cause: Architecture of Peace'. The facade of the Pamir visitor’s centre is marked by the asymmetric window frames
photo: © AFIR Architects / Anne Feenstra
'The Good Cause: Architecture of Peace'. Babur Garden
photo: © Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Friso Keuris, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
photo: Friso Keuris
'Architecture of Peace - The Good Cause', The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montréal, 2011
photo: © CCA, Montréal, courtesy Archis/Volume
See You in The Hague
photo: graphic design: Autobahn