On the Sunday Stroll of 29 November, detour Guide Florian van Zandwijk will show us around the Lithium exhibition from his perspective as designer. How dependent are we on a fully charged battery – in our phones, and also in ourselves? And what happens to our mood when we keep on mirroring technology?
Lithium is an exhibition investigating the element that is a major source of energy for society – and ourselves. Conceived as a spa resort (revitalising lithium spas were all the rage in the 19th century), it highlights the benevolent and destructive elements of the eternal human search for energy. Researchers, designers and artists offer their perspectives on an urgent question: how often can we recharge our batteries without addressing the causes of depletion, in both ourselves and the planet?
Taking his fascination for culture and technology as his starting point, Florian works as a designer with a diversity of media, from written text to video essays and social media platforms. Through his work, he tries to dive deeply into current topics.
“If I share my knowledge and ignorance with others, and they do the same with me, it may lead us all to gain new insights, or raise new questions.”
Het Nieuwe Instituut
3015 CB Rotterdam
While the Sunday Stroll is free, participants need an entrance ticket for Het Nieuwe Instituut. To join the stroll, make a reservation for Het Nieuwe Instituut at 2pm, and please mention that you want to join the stroll upon arrival. Please note: only four guests can join this Sunday Stroll.
Please read through the applicable coronavirus measures before your visit.