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Charging our human batteries is a prominent theme in the new exhibition LithiumConceived as a spa resort (revitalising lithium spas were all the rage in the 19th century), it highlights the beneficial and destructive aspects of the eternal human search for energy. Researchers, designers and artists reflect on the role of the element lithium in powering today's economy. How many times can we recharge our batteries without addressing the causes of depletion, in both human bodies and the planet?

Detour guide Asha is an all-rounder who loves to learn and do new things. Her passion for cooking translates to her being a chef, and her favourite things are food, people dancing offbeat and her family. 

If youre enthousiastic about and familiar with a subject, as well as being good at communicating that, then youre a good detour guide.”


14:00 – 15:00
Dutch, English, Papiamentu

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


While the Sunday Stroll is free, participants need an entrace ticket for Het Nieuwe Instituut. To join the stroll, make a reservation for Het Nieuwe Instituut at 14.00, and please mention that you want to join the stroll upon arrival. Please note: only five guests can join this Sunday Stroll

Maureen Mooren & Rudy Guedj
Rudy Guedj
Jan Bijster
Tony Santos
Concrete Blossom
Eric Roelen & Rudy Guedj

In compiling the education programme, we draw on the rich range of knowledge and information arising from the various research programmes, exhibition projects and related activities of the institute.