Screening of the documentaire Pop Down / Melt Up.
Director: Iris Grob, year: 2022, length: 23 min.
A program in collaboration with CBK Zeeland.
The demolition of the Borssele coal-fired power plant marks a groundbreaking moment in the energy and climate transition. This historic fossil fuel energy technology was the driving force behind industrial progress for a century and a half. An era is now coming to an end, a new one is emerging, but what lies ahead? Iris Grob (flimer): »After all, it’s one less chimney and feels like we’re continuing to work toward a more sustainable future. But it almost makes Martin melancholic. He is fascinated by the process, the technology behind it and the result of burning. To him, burning a coal is something magical. He marvels every time how the process can generate energy. Fascinated, he looks at the giant chimney. Little by little, I am touched by Martin’s fascination. It seems that my distaste for the coal-fired power plant is taking a slight turn. I still welcome the closing of the coal plant because nature and the earth are better off without it, but I do understand the marvel a little better.«
After the documentary at 4 p.m. Dirk Sijmons (landscape architect) will give a presentation of the research by design on the energy future of Zeeland.
The accompanying publication, with knowledge, maps and stories of the four scenarios, is available in the IABR bookshop in the Ferro (€35,-).
Location: Keilezaal, Keilestraat 9 K1, Rotterdam
Admission to the screening is free, provided you have a valid admission ticket for the exhibition. Click here for an exhibition ticket for October 22. In addition, reservations for the event is recommended and can be made via this link.