On Sunday 25 Oktober (2pm), detour guide Erik Peters will lead us through the exhibition Lithium. During this Sunday Stroll, Erik will take us on a retreat through the Lithium spa, where he will discuss bodily and climate exhaustion. Erik will speculate with us about alternative energy sources, and imagine what the extremes of our futures might look like.
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?
Erik is the newest member of the detour team. As a designer, researcher and musician, he is mainly interested in understanding and deconstructing the systems of society on a political, ecological, social or technological level. As an artist, he focuses on speculative design, combining research and fiction.
''As a designer I create space where we can discuss and reflect. I question, visualise, speculate, dream, reflect, connect, build and offer alternatives''
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.