gerlach en koop at Stroom The Hague

A project on collective forms of working, thinking, organizing and living

14 April – 14 July 2013
Opening: Saturday 13 April, 5 pm with special program United We Work – short statements by various collectives.
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Open: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 pm

‘The air is filled with ideas. In a very dense cloud. And at some locations those ideas penetrate the clouds and drop down to earth. All you need is people, who want to function as funnels.’

– Frank van Klingeren in De Nieuwe Linie, 1974

We are those people who are needed to give ideas a place on earth. Anyone can become a funnel for ideas! United We investigates with artists, designers, architects, managers and a growing group of curious people, the how, what and why of a renewed belief in collectivity. Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad recently wrote: ‘Me is out, we is in’. What ideas exist at this moment about other forms of working, living, organizing? How do these ideas take shape?

United We consists of an exhibition with work by Frank van Klingeren, Potential Estate, Conditional Design, Itay Ohaly, gerlach en koop, Pratchaya Phinthong (invited by gerlach en koop) and Ante Timmermans.

And an extensive Stroom School program of activities hrough which the themes of the exhibition are highlighted and more profoundly explored: United We Work, United We Make, United We Learn, United We Live, United We Organize and United We Resist.

Collaborating partners in United We include:
the recently founded Lectoraat for Change Management in The Hague, Filmhuis Den Haag and Brandstof, partner of Londen-based The School of Life.

United We is made possible in part by:
Mondriaan Fund, DOEN Foundation, Creative Industries Fund NL.

Radio Den Haag 92.0 FM, 9 April 2013 (in Dutch)
Metropolis M, April-May 2013 (No. 2) (in Dutch)

13 Apr ’13 – 14 Jul ’13
Opening on Saturday 13 April at 17:00
Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Entrance: free