Uncertainty Seminars

January 2017 - December 2018
Location: Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague (unless stated otherwise)

The Uncertainty Seminars are a new section of the ongoing program Attempts to Read the World (Differently), through which Stroom and various artists look at today's world in a searching and intuitive way. A world in which multiple realities circulate and profound changes are increasingly difficult to grasp.

Though various disciplines and voices we will look at the uncertainty, doubt and hesitation that accompany this search. And we do not look at them as unwanted by-products, but as a philosophical and cultural tools to re-interpret the changes in society, economy, the media and our personal lives.

Stroom invites scientists, artists, strategists and thinkers to unravel the social, political and cultural logic of our times. The seminars will consist of lectures, screenings, performances, musical experiments or other public presentations. The Uncertainty Seminars will focus on current events, other ways of thinking, unscientific speculation, inefficient alternatives and improbable visions of the future.


Uncertainty Seminars : The Strange Escape
Saturday 9 December 2017, 13.00-18.00 hrs
Lectures, discussion, performance
An afternoon program exploring the deviate potential of doubt. With contributions by Ramon Amaro, Jude Crilly, Johanna Koljonen and The Rodina.

A Transformation Game by Áron Birtalan
Friday 8 December 2017, 15-20 hrs
Live participatory event. During the afternoon, participants blend elements of roleplay, rituals and everyday routines into a new, jointly-created experience.

Uncertainty Seminar:
with Andrew Norman Wilson
Thursday 12 January 2017, 18.00-21.30 hrs

Screening, reading and talk with a contribution by Ibo van de Poel, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor of Ethics and Technology at the TU Delft.

Uncertainty Seminars: The Strange Escape
photo: design: The Rodina
DIM - A Transformation Game by Áron Birtalan
photo: design: The Rodina
Uncertainty Seminar 1: Andrew Norman Wilson
photo: design: The Rodina
Uncertainty Seminar 1: Andrew Norman Wilson
photo: Stroom Den Haag
Uncertainty Seminar 1: Andrew Norman Wilson (r) and Ibo van de Poel (l)
photo: Stroom Den Haag
Attempts to Read the World (Differently)
photo: design: The Rodina