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Stroom Den Haag
Hogewal 1-9 2514 HA Den Haag
Stroom Den Haag, in 1989 opgericht als onafhankelijke stichting, is een kunst- en architectuurcentrum met een breed scala aan activiteiten. Het programma richt zich vanuit beeldende kunst, architectuur, stedenbouw en vormgeving op de stedelijke omgeving. Het beleid van Stroom is niet gebonden aan een bepaalde stroming. Het centrum is open voor iedereen met prikkelende ideeën of met een behoefte aan informatie op het gebied van kunst en de stedelijke omgeving. Ze streeft er naar een gastvrij en stimulerend platform te zijn. Vanuit die mentaliteit wil Stroom, in nauwe samenwerking met andere instellingen, er aan bijdragen dat de reflectie op de stad en de rol die de beeldende kunst daarbij kan spelen, steeds in ontwikkeling blijft. Stroom organiseert tentoonstellingen, projecten, lezingen, workshops en excursies. Ze initieert onderzoek en debatten om kennisoverdracht en idee-ontwikkeling m.b.t. kunst, architectuur en aanverwante disciplines te stimuleren. In dit verband bouwt Stroom haar gespecialiseerde bibliotheek verder uit, ontwikkelt kennisdossiers op haar website en geeft publicaties uit. Daarnaast voert Stroom een stimulerend beleid dat zorgt voor een betere profilering van de Haagse beeldend kunstenaars en versterking van het Haagse kunstklimaat. Het thema van ‘de openbaarheid' is de verbindende factor tussen veel Stroom activiteiten. Stroom bemiddelt, adviseert, doet suggesties voor kunstenaars en begeleidt een groot aantal projecten in de openbare ruimte. Voor de naam Stroom is gekozen omdat die staat voor energie en beweging. Stroom Den Haag wordt financieel ondersteund door de gemeente Den Haag. Het programma wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door de Mondriaan Stichting en het Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur.
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Stroom is exhibiting the nine textiles printed at House of U as a window display for the passersby. Due to corona measures, we are not able to open to the public. So the window view allows us to share the project, including a video screen and texts. The visual identity... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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On June 4th, The Nest Collective received guests and friends in the online conversation 'Building Queer Futures of Difference'. Stroom Den Haag invited The Hague based the performance artist Fazle Shairmahomed, alongside two local organizations Beuys Bois and The Hang-Out 070. From Kenya, there were more surprise guests. The conversation... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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On June 2nd, Sunny Dolat presented his multifaceted project 'Nanga: Future Textile Heritages'. Watch the presentation on Stroom's Youtube channel: What does the lack of a textile heritage mean for a people? Does Kenya have a truly indigenous textile? The Maasai shuka, can be traced back to Scottish (tartan), the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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On May 26th, Njoki Ngumi shared her process of quilting a tapestry in ‘What We Left Behind’ (formerly announced as "What We Saw"). Within Material Languages, Njoki took on the task of processing of a raw textile, through manual dyeing, cutting and hand stitching, into a quilted tapestry piece, as... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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Today we held the knowledge exchange meeting between Stroom and HEVA Fund, an initiative by The Nest Collective – Africa’s first dedicated finance, business support and knowledge facility for creative industries – operating in Kenya and abroad. The idea for this meeting emerged after we've learned that HEVA operates in... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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On May 20th at 19:00 (NL) / 20:00 (KE) Jim Chuchu shared his process of generative pattern making, futures challenges, access to emerging technologies in the Global South, and tech-discrimination as it applies to AI and people of colour. The event was live on Zoom and free of charge. Registration... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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On Tuesday, May 11th at 11:00 (The Hague) and 12:00 (Nairobi), we received Njoki, Sunny and Jim in our virtual space to kickoff their 'occupation' of Our House Your Home. Stroom's new artistic director, Alexandra Landré, welcomed The Nest in her second day (!) present at Stroom. Here we are,... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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The first 100m of the Nandi Flame textile was sold out in four hours yesterday in Nairobi! Sunny is experimenting with how the new patterns are received in the local market, inviting the public to share their creations with The Nest Collective. "We’re incredibly excited to present his first launch... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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New patterns that Jim Chuchu has been brewing for a while, are now on the way to being printed on textiles by House of U again. We can't wait to see the outcome in a couple of weeks! Read more about the project on their website: thisisthenest.com/news ©The Nest Collective Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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Yesterday the textiles printed at House of U, Eindhoven, arrived at Stroom. This pattern design, made by Kenyan illustrators Monica Obaga and Lulu Kitololo – commissioned by The Nest Collective – focuses on the Kenyan market. We will be sending them to Kenya soon. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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A conversation around the research and the making of the Invisible Inventories Programme: artist talk held on April 7th, online, between The Nest Collective represented by Dr. Njoki Ngumi and Jim Chuchu, The Shift Collective represented by Simon Rittmeier and Sam Hopkins and Tuzi Creatives. The IIP team came together... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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On April 7th, Njoki Ngumi and Jim Chuchu gave a live tour through Invisible Inventories exhibition at the Nairobi National Museum (via Instagram). Invisible Inventories is a project that explores the questions of the objects’ absence in Kenya and reflects on this loss through art, research, inquiry and collaboration. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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On April 8th The Nest had an online conversation with Fazle Shairmahomed, Dutch performance artist, dancer and activist, creator of contemporary rituals of decolonization. We navigated through the intersecting issues of identity, queerness, blackness. Sunny spoke about the tension and struggles of the African diaspora for reconciliation, a vision of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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Today we spoke with textile printer and educator, Annika Syrjämäki, on the myriad of printing experiments that she has made or encountered in her practice. She gave us a short presentation of her work to Jim, Sunny and Njoki, as we prepare to print their first samples in Rotterdam. Annika... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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Today Sunny Dolat and Njoki Ngumi updated us about the latest patterns being produced for their first textile prints. This illustration by Lulu Kitololo, Kenyan artist invited by The Nest Collective, shows the word 'hope' in sign language. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
A podcast by African Mobilities with Njoki Ngumi, Sunny Dolat and Jim Chuchu: African Mobilities 2.0 · #Borders - The Nest Collective in conversation (feat. Sunny Dolat, Jim Chuchu and Njoki Ngumi) Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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In April-May 2020, the HEVA Fund – an initiative founded by some of The Nest folks – published the COVID-19 Resilience Report. This valuable study, put together in such a short time, points out options and strategies for the Creative Industry active in Kenya, providing expert's insight into where it's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
This video dates from before our project began, 2018, but it remains relevant and moving. Sunny Dolat speaking at 'What Design Can Do', explaining how the Nest was founded and how HEVA came to be. Heva is their initiative: Africa’s first dedicated finance, business support and knowledge facility for creative... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
Listen to Njoki Ngumi's testimony on her experience as a doctor, told by producer Abhijit Shylanath, broadcast by The Correspondent on October 22nd, 2020: In hospitals, our dignity is up for sale. Here’s how we return care to healthcare The Correspondent · Njoki Ngumi – In hospitals, our dignity is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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Njoki Ngumi has come aboard of Our House your Home since January. Dr. Njoki Ngumi is an artist, writer and feminist thinker who has held positions in private and public health care sectors in Kenya. As a Nest founding member, she has been co-writer, screenwriter and script supervisor for several... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2021 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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Kenya is widely known for its majestic landscapes and wildlife. These characteristics are a major tourist attraction, to the extent that Kenya troublingly fronts its landscapes and animals to the world more than it does its people. This dissonant inability of the State to value its people as much as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
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There have been numerous attempts to formalize Kenya’s identity through dress—we know of two National Dress Campaigns in which the public were asked to vote on national dress designs that were constituted by the best fashion designers of their time. The results of these campaigns have never been adopted by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
Watch our residents Jim Chuchu and Sunny Dolat reflect on 2020's events in a conversation during their own festival DASH, recorded on Dec 1st, in Nairobi. Jim Chuchu serves as co-founder and general manager at the Nest in addition to being a filmmaker, musician and visual artist. Sunny Dolat is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2020 at The Nest Collective at Stroom
Stroom Den Haag has shared their blog The Nest Collective at Stroom
Oct 23, 2020
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Voorjaar 2012 sloot Stroom Den Haag het programma Foodprint. Voedsel voor de stad af met het Voedseltribunaal. Met ‘Foodprint’ verbond Stroom van 2009 tot 2012 de stad met voedsel en kunst. Nog lang niet alles is over het onderwerp gezegd, toch heeft Stroom besloten een punt achter het programma te zetten. Niet omdat het thema voedsel passé is, want het onderwerp is onverminderd actueel. Wel omdat Stroom met trots en tevredenheid terugkijkt naar de reikwijdte van het programma en de maatschappelijke impact die ze heeft weten te bewerkstelligen. Begin 2013 organiseerden we een bijeenkomst met betrokkenen uit het Haagse voedselnetwerk,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2013 at Foodprint