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Going Nomad Lectures

Sunday 22 July

2:45 – 3:15 pm
Lecture philosopher and writer Joke Hermsen speaks about a nomadic time. Thinking, dreaming and imagining to obey to another time than the ticking of the clock in which we are wandering around.
Location: het Glazen Huis
Friday 7 September
5:00 – 5:45 pm
As part of Performing Space, philosopher dr. Rob van Gerwen gives the lecture: ‘Seeing people; on perception and representation’.
Location: het Glazen Huis

Saturday 8 September 

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Performative lecture by Henry Alles
During the vernissage of ‘Going Nomad’ Henry Alles has given away one hundred geraniums to the public and since travelled to various Floriade locations with his TAIR. Following this act, he will give a performative lecture in which the research of the previous weeks will be brought together in a theatrical setting, and in which he will perform the libretto of his research.
Location: at the TAIR (Tiny Artist in Residence), temporary next to het Glazen Huis
3:00 – 6:00 pm
Going Nomad Talks
An afternoon of lectures and presentations about contemporary nomadic living and thinking.
3:00 – 3:45 pm  Lecture 
At home in the world: a modest proposal for complete mobility
Lauren Wagner (Globalization, Universiteit van Maastricht) and Clemens Driessen (Cultural Geography Wageningen)
It’s time to leave behind the clutter of everyday existence and be at home in the world. Welcome to #AirbnbLife! Extrapolating new mobile forms of dwelling along with a culture that promotes being a nomad, Lauren Wagner and Clemens Driessen drag the mobile lifestyle we have started to embrace towards its logical conclusion.
3:45 – 4:15 pm Presentation
Designer Bert Kramer presents his ideas for a contemporary nomadic lifestyle. He will speak about the value of temporality and how his thinking about temporality have lead to the creation of a number of designs for urban renewal and interpretations of specific locations.
4:15 – 4:30 pm  Break
4:30 – 5:00 pm  Presentation
Jan-Willem van der Male (architect/Tiny Houses Rotterdam) gives an overview of the recent movement of alternative and mobile housing: The Tiny Houses.
5:00 – 5:30 pm  Presentation
Jesse Jorg is the mastermind behind WeTheCity. WeTheCity strives at making cities more human. We believe that the people who use the city are the people that color the city. Our goal is not to design public space. We rather change the way people view and use public space. Both on a permanent and temporary basis. Example projects of temporary use are BenchesCollective, Courtyard, Rainbar, Drie Daken Diner, Pop-Up Campsite and Buurtcamping.
5:30 – 6:00 pm  Presentation
With the Amstelpark as background, visual artist Edwin Zwakman presents his extensive collection of folly’s, seemingly useless buildings, which were originally designed for English park architecture.
6:00 – 6:30 pm  Pouring of the Amstelpils by Henriëtte Waal
To conclude, Henriëtte Waal will pour the Amstelpils which is brewed especially for this occasion. In the past weeks, the fermentation and ripening process has taken place in het Glazen Huis, after which the moment has finally come to taste the Amstelpark in the form of a beer. Cheers!