Stroom School: Ângela Ferreira

Stroom School is the umbrella term for the side program accompanying exhibitions. The Stroom School around Ângela Ferreira: 'Revolutionary Traces' consists of a number of events. The talks, lectures and workshops around the themes of the exhibition and Ângela Ferreira and Álvaro Siza Vieira's work, will take place in the exhibition space.

Thursday 29 January 2015, 16-18 hrs
Public Domain as strategy 
Simon Franke (Trancity)

In February 2015, Trancity will present a publication on public space in the Schilderswijk. Their research focused on public space as the place where the private, the collective and the public interconnect, where joint initiatives take form. Simon Franke will discuss the use of public domain as a strategy, and will look into aspects of property and ownership, responsibility and appropriation by people in the public domain, with the Schilderswijk as a starting point.

Thursday 12 February 2015, 13-18 hrs
Patterns of inhabitation at the Schilderswijk
Nelson Mota

English spoken

Nelson Mota recently published his dissertation An Archeology of the Ordinary. Rethinking the Architecture of Dwelling from CIAM to Siza. In his workshop he will look into design strategies in architecture that can accommodate growth and change over time. How can you identify elements of appropriation of resistance of residents to their housing buildings? Mota will seek active participation of the participants in looking for these elements in de Schilderwijk and will address the way that architects can think about this change and growth in the design process.

Thursday 19 February 2015, 20-22 hrs
Art, architecture & politics
Ângela Ferreira & Jürgen Bock

English spoken

‘Buildings can be read as political texts and that is what I try to do'. This sentence is a starting point for a conversation between Ângela Ferreira, Jürgen Bock (curator and director Maumaus in Lisbon) and the audience. Ângela and Jürgen have been working together several times, amongst others for the Venice Biennale, where they developed Maison Tropicale. The conversation focusses on the relation and the difference between art and architecture, the realisation of (architectural) exhibitions and the understanding of culture and politics through the lens of architecture. The film Maison Tropicale by Manthia Diawara will be shown after the conversation.

Wednesday 4 March 2015, 20-22 hrs
Social housing after Siza
Jeroen Geurst (Geurst & Schulze architecten)

In The Hague the figure of Âlvaro Siza marks the start of a revolution in social housing and urban renewal. For the office of Geurst & Schulze the collaboration with Siza in the Schilderswijk was of great importance. Jeroen Geurst will reflect on these times, and  will compare them to the current state of social housing. The other guests this evening are: Endry van Velzen (De Nijl Architecten) and Olof van de Wal (Leef de stad).

Revolutionary Traces is made possible in part by the Creative Industries Fund NL and Mondriaan Fund.