For the next Sunday Stroll, on 4 October at 2pm, detour guide Asha Capella will lead us through the exhibition Lithium, about the mineral that powers the batteries of our mobile phones, laptops and electric vehicles. During the event, Asha encourages us to check our own batteries and discover what energises us and what depletes us, as individuals and also as a society.
Charging our human batteries is a prominent theme in the new exhibition Lithium. Conceived 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 you’re enthousiastic about and familiar with a subject, as well as being good at communicating that, then you’re a good detour guide.”
Het Nieuwe Instituut
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.