Stroom School: United We Make

Monday 22 April 2013, 17.00-19.30 hrs
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Entrance: free. RSVP required:
or use form at bottom of this page
After the meeting soup and bread will be served

Part of United We

United We Make focuses on various ways of working as a collective. More and more artists, curators and critics are working as a collective, for part of or for all of their activities, on a project basis, temporarily or structurally. There are many reasons for this, that are both practical and intrinsic. Sometimes it is due to lack of time, at other times it creates an opportunity to lift a project to a higher level. Many two-person collectives are partners for life. This artists' meeting is dedicated to the practice of working and creating together. Are there differences in approach? How do you actually collaborate on a creative project? What is the added value of a collective for creative professionals?

Five collectives will give a short presentation and will talk with Saskia van Stein (director NAiM/Bureau Europa in Maastricht) about their motives and the pros and cons of working as a collective. Afterwards there is ample time for a Q&A with the audience. After the meeting soup and bread will be served.

Topp & Dubio (artists)
BMB con (Justin Bennett, Roelf Toxopeus, Wikke 't Hooft, interdisciplinary)
Pot & Van der Velden (Theo-Bert Pot, Isabel van der Velden, graphic designers)
Norman Beierle (artist, formerly part of a duo)
BROOS (artists, Zeger Reyers and Pietertje van Splunter)

Stroom Meetings for Artists
(online information in Dutch only)
United We Make will be set up as an artists' meeting. These kind of meetings for artists from The Hague have been organized by Stroom since 2012 and are meant to strengthen and inform the artistic practice, and to create an opportunity to exchange ideas and talk about a variety of topics. The first evening on 5 September 2012 was dedicated to alternative financing and funding, the second one on 17 December 2012 focused on international residencies. This third meeting - United We Make - will zoom in on the collective.

design: Thonik, Amsterdam