Program

Here we will inform you about all our activities leading up to The Solar Biënnale 2022. We have created a preliminary program that is increasingly taking shape as a result of discussions with partners. If you have a good idea and/or want to contribute to the program, please send us an email: hello@thesolarmovement.org

















Program

Here we will inform you about all our activities leading up to The Solar Biënnale 2022. We have created a preliminary program that is increasingly taking shape as a result of discussions with partners. If you have a good idea and/or want to contribute to the program, please send us an email: hello@thesolarmovement.org









Updates and news
The Solar Biënnale presents a new and holistic perspective on the energy of the sun. The dominant technological and economic discourse must make place for cultural values, aesthetic quality, and social debate. Only in this way can the integration of solar technology in a wide variety of surfaces and objects become a natural and aesthetic part of our living environment.





Kick-off event at Het Nieuwe Instituut


October 13, 2021

On October 13, the plans for The Solar Biënnale were publicly announced with a kick-off event at Het Nieuwe Instituut. The event was opened by Arno Bonte, alderman of sustainability, air quality and energy transition.

Rotterdam, a city with a lot of sun potential and with an outspoken vision of creating a future-proof living environment, can make an impact through The Solar Biënnale by setting an example for other cities. And according to Arno Bonte that fits perfectly into the municipal plans. “Solar energy plays an important role in the ambition to make Rotterdam climate neutral. In the past three years, we have tripled the number of solar panels in Rotterdam. Our ambition is to have at least one million on our roofs by 2025. In addition, we are experimenting with innovative applications such as solar energy on cycling and walking paths, energy walls and solar cells in windows. Organizing the Solar Biennale in Rotterdam fits in well with our ambition to become the solar capital of Europe,” said the alderman.

Through an interactive program the invitees were asked to go into conversation with one another about the programming of The Solar Biënnale. The extensive six-week program will be organized around four themes: The Personal, exploring our personal relationship and intimacy with solar energy; The Social, how does solar create new relationships through the sharing of energy; The Spatial, how does solar integrate with our built environment; and The Environmental, which looks closely at the ecology and resources associated with solar.

Following the event, the city of Rotterdam published the following article.






Media launch at Design Miami/Basel


September 22, 2021On September 22, we organized an international media launch of The Solar Biënnale at Design Miami/Basel. Hosted by Matylda Krzykowski and Vera Sacchetti, the Table Talk called for a Solar Movement - from implications to intersection of design and technology. Guests included Marjan van Aubel (Solar Designer), Pauline van Dongen (Designer for wearable technologies) Felix Hallwachs (Managing Director of Little Sun Foundation) and Flora van Gaalen (Head of Program at Het Nieuwe Instituut).

Produced in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam. Hosted by Vera Sacchetti and Matylda Krzykowski aka Foreign Legion, curatorial and spatial initiative for systemic change. Table Setting by Nela Weber (ceramist & scenographer)

The Table Talk can be watched here on Youtube
Following the event, Dezeen published the following article.





Upcoming events

Please stay tuned for events in 2022!






Updates and news
The Solar Biënnale presents a new and holistic perspective on the energy of the sun. The dominant technological and economic discourse must make place for cultural values, aesthetic quality, and social debate. Only in this way can the integration of solar technology in a wide variety of surfaces and objects become a natural and aesthetic part of our living environment.




Kick-off event at Het Nieuwe Instituut


October 13, 2021

On October 13, the plans for The Solar Biënnale were publicly announced with a kick-off event at Het Nieuwe Instituut. The event was opened by Arno Bonte, alderman of sustainability, air quality and energy transition.

Rotterdam, a city with a lot of sun potential and with an outspoken vision of creating a future-proof living environment, can make an impact through The Solar Biënnale by setting an example for other cities. And according to Arno Bonte that fits perfectly into the municipal plans. “Solar energy plays an important role in the ambition to make Rotterdam climate neutral. In the past three years, we have tripled the number of solar panels in Rotterdam. Our ambition is to have at least one million on our roofs by 2025. In addition, we are experimenting with innovative applications such as solar energy on cycling and walking paths, energy walls and solar cells in windows. Organizing the Solar Biennale in Rotterdam fits in well with our ambition to become the solar capital of Europe,” said the alderman.

Through an interactive program the invitees were asked to go into conversation with one another about the programming of The Solar Biënnale. The extensive six-week program will be organized around four themes: The Personal, exploring our personal relationship and intimacy with solar energy; The Social, how does solar create new relationships through the sharing of energy; The Spatial, how does solar integrate with our built environment; and The Environmental, which looks closely at the ecology and resources associated with solar.

Following the event, the city of Rotterdam published the following article.




Media launch at Design Miami/Basel


September 22, 2021
On September 22, we organized an international media launch of The Solar Biënnale at Design Miami/Basel. Hosted by Matylda Krzykowski and Vera Sacchetti, the Table Talk called for a Solar Movement - from implications to intersection of design and technology. Guests included Marjan van Aubel (Solar Designer), Pauline van Dongen (Designer for wearable technologies) Felix Hallwachs (Managing Director of Little Sun Foundation) and Flora van Gaalen (Head of Program at Het Nieuwe Instituut).

Produced in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam. Hosted by Vera Sacchetti and Matylda Krzykowski aka Foreign Legion, curatorial and spatial initiative for systemic change. Table Setting by Nela Weber (ceramist & scenographer)

The Table Talk can be watched here on Youtube
Following the event, Dezeen published the following article.





Upcoming events

Please stay tuned for events in 2022!





Postal address:
Westervoortsedijk 73
HE6827AV Arnhem
The Netherlands
Registration:
KvK: 84348852
RSIN: 863178972



The Solar Biënnale



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HE6827AV Arnhem
The Netherlands


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KvK: 84348852
RSIN: 86317897
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