As part of IT’S ABOUT TIME and in honor of the anniversary edition of the IABR, we are organizing the event Looking Back to the Future: 20 years of IABR. During this both festive and substantive event, we will ask former curators Dirk Sijmons, Maarten Hajer and Francine Houben, among others, to reflect on the sustainability and topicality of the themes of their previous biennales. What do other times and insights or changed contexts mean for the comtemporary practice?
Other IABR cultural partners such as Elma van Boxel (ZUS), Thijs van Spaandonk (BRIGHT) and Michiel van Iersel (Looom) will engage in a panel discussion. Representatives of the younger generation of designers and thinkers, Shelley Long (landscape architect) and Freek van Riet (urban designer and landscape architect), among others, will discuss the current relevance of the various themes.
Afterwards there is the possibility to participate in the debate The Future of the Netherlands.
Looking Back to the Future
Moderation: Marsha Simon & JaapJan Berg
9.00 Doors open, coffee & tea
9.30 Welcome by Saskia van Stein (director IABR)
9.40 - 12.30 Presentations:
Adriaan Geuze (curator The Flood, 2005) and correferential statement by Shelley Long (landscape architect),
Francine Houben (curator Mobility, 2003) and correferential statement by Lydia Giokari (architect);
Maarten Hajer (curator The Next Economy, 2016) and correferential statement by Peter Veenstra (landscape architect, co-curator IT’S ABOUT TIME);
Eva Pfannes (co-curator Whose Energy Is It, Anyway? 2021/22);
Dirk Sijmons (curator Urban by Nature, 2014) and correferential statement by Freek van Riet (landscape architect).
12.35 - 13.15 Panel discussion ‘What social task does the IABR face?’
Including: Elma van Boxel (co-curator Making City, 2012), Michiel van Iersel (co-curator The Next Economy, 2016), Thijs van Spaandonk (co-curator Whose Energy Is It, Anyway? 2021/2022), Veronique Patteeuw (co-curator It’s About Time, 2022).
13.15 - 13.30 Wrap up by Saskia van Stein.
13.30 - 14.15 Lunch
The Future of the Netherlands
14.00 - 16.00 Click here for more info
Location: Keilezaal, Keilestraat 9
Entrance: 15 euros, coffee, tea and lunch included
With a ticket you can attend the afternoon program De Toekomst van Nederland for free and visit the exhibitions IT’S ABOUT TIME and FUTURE GENERATION.
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