More than double glazing

More than double glazing

Van Eyck at Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam: Symposium Sustainability in the Arts  

Ecological awareness and commitment to sustainability are major societal issues, but in the art world they seem to be playing only a minor part. The symposium MORE THAN DOUBLE GLAZING gathers inspiring speakers from across the world who are considering the question of what stance the art world could take on the ever-growing public appeal for sustainable conduct. Catching art projects and institutional good practices will shed light on the innovative power of sustainability and expand on the latest opportunities and openings that come with thinking ecologically. The question further arises as to how these insights and attitudes will be applied in new policies.

The symposium MORE THAN DOUBLE GLAZING took place on 11 December at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam as part of the exhibition The New Material Award that is showing work by the nominees of the eponymous prize.

The full programme is still available online.
Speakers included:

  • Alison Tickell, director of Julie's Bicycle,
  • David Buckland, director of Cape Farewell,
  • Ian Rimington,  expert environmental sustainability Arts Council England,
  • Guy Gypens, artistic director of the Kaaitheater,
  • Oeds Westerhof, artistic head of Leeuwarden Cultural Capital 2018, among others.

Arne Hendriks, Yeb Wiersma and Miek Zwamborn are giving artists’s presentations. Moderator is Tracy Metz.

The symposium MORE THAN DOUBLE GLAZING was organised within the larger framework of the European Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA) project, an international project network that has sustainability as central theme. 

As follow-up to the symposium and output of its involvement in the GALA project Van Eyck is setting up a sustainability lab that is dealing with issues of ecological management, the use and reorganisation of the built environment.


MORE THAN DOUBLE GLAZING is achieved through intensive conversations with DutchCulture | TransArtists (Maria Tuerlings and Mareile Zuber), Stroom Den Haag (Arno van Roosmalen), BNO Amsterdam (Femke Glas) and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam (Christine Vroom).


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. The project reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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