Uncertainty Seminars: Feel The Space Breathing

Friday 16 August 2019
Location: Stroom, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague and various locations in the city
Language spoken: English

Uncertainty Seminars are hybrid events at Stroom Den Haag, embracing doubt and hesitation as cultural strategy.

This edition of Uncertainty Seminars was for a small group of participants, by invitation. A report on the meet-up will be published on: https://uncertainty.stroom.nl/

Uncertainty Seminars: Feel The Space Breathing is a 'slow' and open way of tapping into urgent questions around public space, the fluidity of urban structures, and informal use of the city. We're thinking about the meaning of access and non-access, and ways in which it is or is not visible where important events have taken place; ways in which we, places, architectures, breathe in and out and through these spaces.

Despite the vastness and complexity of these question, this gathering was small and intimate. It is an alibi to open up several strands of research in which various concerns, interests and collaborations merge with Stroom's DNA as an organization that's been working around questions of art in relation to the public space for three decades. Mostly, we focused on the ‘present': how current affairs have defined certain (in)visible elements in public structures and space. But also how some of these spaces have become part of 'current affairs' and politics themselves.

Our aims of the meet-up was to connect different people working from a close affinity with these questions, to open a conversation about ways in which everyone's practice is fused by unfolding events in the present-day. And thereby, to map the most urgent questions in the realm of inclusivity and the city, making space for difference, appropriation of the public space, and lived experience of and in a city.

Special thanks to:
The Uncertainty Seminars are made possible by the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund and The City of The Hague.

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Uncertainty Seminars: Feel The Space Breathing
photo: design: The Rodina