As part of the program of the exhibition The World As We Don’t Know It, the Embassy of the North Sea and MUST cordially invite you to a participatory meeting about the Hollandse Kust West wind farm, one of the many wind farms that the Dutch government wants to build in the North Sea in the coming years. With a multidisciplinary team, the Embassy is working on radical perspectives on the underwater world in a wind farm. Their aim is to make an alternative entry for the tender ‘Windmill Park Hollandse Kust West’. The term for submitting to this tender (a project that is open to input from various parties) closes in April 2022. Your input during this participation event is highly appreciated and can still be processed!
Research team wind farm tender
The team working on the wind farm tender consists of landscape architect Ziega van de Berg, sociologist Darko Lagunas, aquatic ecologist Maarten Erich, architect Bruno Vermeersch, advisor Susan Arts, Halima Tantawy, student of International Land and Water Management and Thijs Middeldorp from the Embassy. Based on the premise that the sea and marine life are independent entities, the team investigates and listens to the diverse human and more than human interests that play a role in wind farms.
The World As We Don’t Know it @droog
This event is part of the programme of the exhibition The World as We Don’t Know It, which would have been on view until January 12, 2022 in the gallery@droog, but is now closed due to lockdown. In this exhibition, curated by Renny Ramakers, 20 international artists share their vision of the climate crisis. Landscape architect Ziega van den Berk participates on behalf of the Embassy of the North Sea with her project Doggerland, The Breeding Ground of the North Sea (2020). She proposes a design for a wind farm in which she takes existing landscape and marine life into account. From the scale of the entire Dogger landscape to that of the windmills, all design choices focus on fostering diverse and rich marine life.
11 January, 15:00-16:30
Online; email to [email protected]
Image by Ziega van den Berk