The Knight's Move: season 2014-2015

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

in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and LAPS (Lectoraat Art & Public Space)

Kunlé Adeyemi
Thursday 18 September 2014, 20 hrs

Location: Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Entrance fee: € 5,- (students: € 2,50) (English spoken)

Architect, designer and ‘urbanist' Kunlé Adeyemi founded the architecture office NLÉ in 2010. The philosophy of NLÉ is based on the belief that the cities of the developing world will generate solutions for the larger world and the challenges of the unstoppable urbanization and growing number of megacities worldwide. The scope of Adeyemi's and NLÉ ‘s practice is not limited to architecture. He also designs furniture, among many other things, and explores social and cultural possibilities that contribute to urbanism.

David Harvey
Postponed until 2015
New date to be announced

Location: Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Entrance fee: € 5,- (students: € 2,50) (English spoken)
Today's class struggles are increasingly taking place in cities and urbanization will play a key role in social conflicts to come, says Marxist and social theorist David Harvey in an interview with Spiegel Online. Harvey has been teaching Karl Marx's Capital for over 40 years. In his latest book Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism he seeks to understand the contradictions of capital and shows why the economic engine of capitalism should be replaced, and with what.

A Kassen
Wednesday 19 November 2014, 20 hrs

Location: Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Entrance fee: € 5,- (students: € 2,50) (English spoken)
Thursday 20 November 2014, 20 hrs.
Location: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Admission: € 2,50 + museum entrance (English spoken)
The Danish collective A Kassen works with performative installations and sculpture, humor and surprise, and their interventions are sometimes so discreet or absurd that they don't get noticed. They might perform the actions themselves, but mostly use extras or even monstrous machines they construct. They examine and experiment with the borders between art and non-art, as well as self-invented systems that change the functions of things within a given space.

Ilka Ruby
Wednesday 21 January 2015, 20 hrs

Location: Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Entrance fee: € 5,- (students: € 2,50) (English spoken)
Ilka & Andreas Ruby founded Textbild, an Agency of architectural communication, in 2001 and Ruby Press, a publishing house specialized in books on architecture, art, and other cultural practices engaged in the production of space in contemporary society, in 2008. They are committed to contemporary architecture and design, write essays, design books, curate exhibitions and organize symposia.

Laura Kurgan
Due to another obligation Laura Kurgan unfortunately had to make the decision to cancel her The Knight's Move lecture at Stroom on 28 May 2015 and at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam on 29 May 2015.
There is a possibility that the lecture will be rescheduled in the fall.

For the 2014-2015 series Stroom Den Haag invited as partners: Lectoraat Art & Public Space (LAPS) and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Two of the lectures will also take place at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Media partners of The Knight's Move 2014-2015 are The Pop-Up City and Open!

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