After Neurath Project

‘After Neurath' is a project which Stroom organizes over the course of 2006 - 2008 and includes exhibitions, a symposium, lectures, workshops and various other events.

Proceed to the webdossier on Otto Neurath, as compiled by Stroom Den Haag.

Download the special After Neurath flyer (pdf).

The project 'After Neurath' takes as its starting point the life and work of Otto Neurath, who lived and worked in The Hague between 1934 and 1940.

Otto Neurath (1882-1945) was a philosopher of science, a political economist, one of the leading figures of the Vienna Circle and also a leading light in the Unity of Science movement. These varied concerns came together in a system that by the 1930s was called ISOTYPE (International System Of Typographic Picture Education), a system of representing quantitative information via easily interpretable icons (the precursor of the pictogram which are seen everywhere from airports to the high street). More detail.

October 11, 2006
lecture by Ferdinand Mertens
As a prologue to 'After Neurath' Ferdinand Mertens gave a lecture entitled 'Otto Neurath terug in Den Haag (back in The Hague)'.

October 31 and November 1, 2006
public symposium
The first big event of 'After Neurath' was a public symposium in which Neurath's history and contemporary relevance was discussed.

February 21, 2007, 8 pm
lectures by Chad McCail and Oliver Ressler

February 24, 2007, 4 pm
performance/screening by Stephan Dillemuth

February 25 thru April 8, 2007
exhibition 'After Neurath: Like sailors on the open sea'

March 11 thru April 8, 2007
exhibition Sven 't Jolle: TEA TIME tegen de verhoging van de uitbuitingsgraad

April 4, 2007, 20 uur
lecture by Gert Dumbar (only in Dutch)

April 7 thru 19, 2007
design projects by students KABK in Atrium City Hall

Link to photo report of the student projects

February 8, 2008, 8.30 uur
Lecture: Nader Vossoughian, Otto Neurath 'Information and the Global Polis'
Location: De Balie in Amsterdam

September 29, 2007
Stroom Travel: Information Aesthetics

February 10 thru April 6, 2008
Exhibition: After Neurath: The Global Polis

June 28 thru August 31, 2008
Exhibition: After Neurath: A Safe Place - International System of Disaster Pictograms

Otto Neurath, ISOTYPE
Poster 'After Neurath'
photo: Design: Huug Schipper
Otto Neurath
New Year card Otto Neurath from 1940
Otto Neurath, historical publication