The Knight’s Move: Ingo Niermann

Wednesday 27 January 2016, 20-22 hrs (doors open: 19.30 hrs
Location: Zaal 3, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20 A, The Hague
Language spoken: English
Moderator: Patrick van der Hijden (Angl)
Tickets: € 7,50
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"Today we are anxious about ground pollution, aging, obesity, food safety, etc. Our surrounding is perceived as a potential source of disease and so life becomes a quest in favor of health, a defense and fortification of the body as an almost obsessive pursuit. We need some sort of an urbanist mama, that is an imagination of a place where we could relax and depend upon, like in the arms of someone we love, we trust. Urbanism has to enable us to choose between different models of life. We have to divide the cities into themed environments that will then correspond to radical nobel forms of governance." - Ingo Niermann

Ingo Niermann
is a Berlin-based writer and artist. Since 2008 he is the editor of the Solution series published by Sternberg Press. The series focuses on critical proposals for problems stemming from a global instable geo-political climate. The books not only question these issues; by bundling articles in a book Solution also automatically becomes a critique on its own medium, examining the role and effect of intellectual analysis.
Niermann is also co-founder of Fiktion, a project that utilizes the benefits of digital means to ‘raise the profile of challenging literature and improve its means of distribution'.
Recent books by Niermann include: Solution 264-274: Drill Nation (2015), Solution 247-261: Love (2013), The Future of Art. A Manual (with E. Niedling, 2011), Deutscher Sohn (with A.Wallasch, 2010), Solution 186-195: Dubai Democracy (2010), Solution 1-10: Umbauland (2009), Solution 9: The Great Pyramid (with J. Thiel, 2008), The Curious World of Drugs and Their Friends (with A. Sack, 2008), China ruft dich (2008), Metan (with C. Kracht, 2007), and Minusvisionen (2003).

The Knight's Move
Survey The Knight's Move 2009-present
Over the past five years Stroom Den Haag has organized The Knight's Move: a series of lectures by leading, inspiring and occasionally radical international guests. Great talks for everyone who is interested in the future of the city and the future of The Hague. Enlightening, unsettling and inspiring. For the 2015-2016 season Stroom djoins forces with The Hague International Center for Civic Hacks, het Nationale Toneel & Babel, Leiden University and LAPS Amsterdam to widen, sharpen en deepen the way we talk about the city. And to create a place where enthusiastic and curious urban 'doers and thinkers' meet. Between October 2015 and December 2016.

The Knight's Move is made possible in part by the Haagse Bluf Fonds (via Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds) and The City of The Hague.

      Wednesday 27 Jan '16 20:00 uur (doors open 19.30 hrs)
      Zaal 3, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20 A, The Hague
      Entrance: 7,50 euro