The Knight's Move: season 2013-2014

The Knight's Move is a series of lectures by eminent international speakers who stand out by their unusual, enlightening and inspirational visions concerning the city, urbanity, the public domain, and community. Just as the knight moves in an atypical and unusual way across the chessboard, Stroom Den Haag likewise wants to cut across all disciplines and thus stimulate rethinking the city.
Archive The Knight's Move 2009-present

Media partner is The Pop-Up City

Thursday 19 September 2013
Sissel Tolaas

How does a city smell? How does fear smell? The New York Times once called Scandinavian artist Sissel Tolaas , 'the fragrance industry's most controversial figure'. Tolaas will talk about smell research and her practice as scent curator and odor artist. >> RSVP and read more

Thursday 17 October 2013
Benoît Peeters

In their graphic novels Les Cités Obscures, Belgian comic artist François Schuiten and the French writer Benoît Peeters visualise this fictional counter world in which humans live in independent city-states that each have developed their own civilization and distinctive architectural style. >> RSVP and read more

Thursday 28 November 2013
Suzanne Lacy

California-born Suzanne Lacy is best known for her performances, installations and writings on social and urban issues. Recently she gathered hundreds of women over the age of sixty to have a dialogue in The Tanks at Tate Modern about their role in activist movements. Suzanne Lacy will talk about her experiences and practice as an artist and educator. >> RSVP and read more

Thursday 12 December 2013
Rowan Moore

What is the relationship between architecture and eroticism, power and finance? What if architecture was founded on the "incidents and accidents" of lives and places rather than on marketing scripts and architectural heroism? This is exactly what English architecture critic Rowan Moore explores in his recent book Why We Build and in his forthcoming talk. >> RSVP and read more

Thursday 23 January 2014
Jean-Louis Cohen

French architecture critic Jean-Louis Cohen, who organized the comprehensive Le Corbusier exhibition at New York's MoMA, has been called an academic globe-trotter, a multi-faceted essayist, a frequent destroyer of cherished illusions and clichés about architecture, a writer and worker of enormous stamina, a teacher whose history lessons could reach a duration of eight hours in a single day, with hundreds of slides. Come prepared!!! >> RSVP and read more

Thursday 23 February 2014
Edward Skidelsky

British economist Edward Skidelsky's most recent book How much is enough?, co-written with his father Robert Skidelsky, argues that people in wealthy countries like Britain and the United States work too hard and by doing so miss out on the good life - an ethical concept of a life as 'worthy of desire, not just one that is widely desired.' >> RSVP and read more

Media partner of The Knight's Move 2013-2014 is The Pop-Up City.

The Knight's Move lectures are made possible in part by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Haagse Bluf Fonds.