Program

The world's first Solar Biennale takes place in 2022. A rich program around solar futures built on the power of design consists of Solar Talks and Solar Labs, various installations, an exhibition in Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, the Sun in the City and a true solar pavilion at Dutch Design Week 2022 in Eindhoven.

  • The Energy Show

    Sun, Solar and Human Power
    9 Sep6 Mar 2023, Het Nieuwe Instituut | Rotterdam

    How much energy do we have and need today? This question opens The Energy Show – Sun, Solar and Human Power, an accessible survey exhibition that can be seen from 3 September 2022 to 6 March 2023 at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.

  • Rotterdam Solar City Program

    Sun in the City
    9 Sep 17:0030 Oct 23:50

    Following on from The Energy Show in Het Nieuwe Instituut, our Sun in the City program reaches out to all the people of Rotterdam. With the sun, in the street, wherever the sun is shining. Together with many others we bring the sun to Rotterdam and we ask you: what is your relationship with the sun?

  • Solar Installations

    Urban Sun, Sunne Experience and The Circle are solar installations that appear during The Solar Biennale 2022 in different cities and at unexpected locations.

  • Solar Labs

    Two Solar Labs on knowledge and innovation in solar design are organized in September and October. The first one is dedicated to the theme PERSONAL, in collaboration with New Order of Fashion and TU/e in Eindhoven; the second one focuses on the SPATIAL theme, in collaboration with BlueCity in Rotterdam.

  • Solar Talks

    The Solar Biennale envisions and critically reflects on the future of solar energy. In a series of four Solar Lectures together with Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, we will dive into the PERSONAL, SOCIAL, SPATIAL and ENVIRONMENTAL lenses. In addition to the opening of The Energy Show at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, a Solar Seminar will focus on what the futures based on solar design look like and how to make them a reality.