Book launch: Facing Value

Facing Value. Radical perspectives from the arts from Stroom Den Haag on Vimeo.

Friday 31 March 2017, 17.00 - 18.00 hrs
Location: Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Language: English

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On Friday 31 March 2017 the new publication Facing Value will be launched with a public program consisting of a reflection by Martijn Jeroen van der Linden (economist and PhD fellow/researcher at TU Delft within the EU project Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation), a performance by Reto Pulfer (artist, who contributed to the book) and an introduction by Francien van Westrenen (curator architecture program at Stroom Den Haag and together with Maaike Lauwaert author/editor of Facing Value).
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Facing Value: Radical Perspectives from the Arts aims to rethink the scope and language of the current value system. It is an anthology of texts by architects, artists, philosophers, scientists, historians and economists, many image essays and three artist's contributions (by Atelier Van Lieshout, Reto Pulfer, Navid Nuur). With a selection of texts by:
Julieta Aranda & Anton Vidokle, Franco ‘Bifo' Berardi, Marina van den Bergen & Piet Vollaard, R. Buckminster Fuller, Roger Caillois, Michel de Certeau, Céline Condorelli, Barry Farrell, Michel Foucault, Klaske Havik & Hans Teerds, Anthony Huberman, Charles Jencks & Nathan Silver, Tony Judt, Siegfried Kracauer, Bojana Kunst, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Marcel Mauss, Evgeny Morozov, Victor Papanek, Jan Ritsema, Richard Sennett, Viktor Shklovsky, Beverley Skeggs, Jan Verwoert.

Published by Valiz with Stroom Den Haag.
Supported by: Stichting Doen and City of The Hague

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Martijn Jeroen van der Linden
Martijn Jeroen van der Linden worked in the financial sector for five years. Since the financial crash of 2008 new economic thinking has become more and more important to him. Currently he is a PhD researcher at Delft University of Technology, where his research is concerned with the phenomenon of money: its origins, its nature, its design, its technology, its impact on the relations between individuals in society and its ability to empower individuals.

Reto Pulfer
Reto Pulfer is a self-taught artist. His work deals with the unpredictability of the moment, the state between chaos and process when everything is still fluid. He distrusts great schemes in which everything has its fixed place. For Facing Value Pulfer made the artist's contribution Fabric Island.

Francien van Westrenen
Francien van Westrenen is a curator of the architecture programme at Stroom Den Haag. She has worked, among other things, on the programme Upcycling, which dealt with value creation. Together with Maaike Lauwaert she co-wrote and edited Facing Value.

Window display 'Facing Value' at Stroom, 2017
photo: Stroom Den Haag
Window display 'Facing Value' at Stroom, 2017
photo: Stroom Den Haag
Facing Value (book cover)
photo: design: Elisabeth Klement & Laura Pappa
Facing Value (rules)
photo: design: Elisabeth Klement & Laura Pappa