Sunday Stroll with Erik
Join us for a Sunday Stroll on 22 August at 14.00, when detour guide Erik Peters will explore the 'Lithium 'spa with us. Together, we will investigate the parallels between bodily and planetary exhaustion, speculate about alternative energy sources and imagine how the extremes of the future might look.
22 August 2021 14:00 - 15:00
Charging our human batteries is a prominent theme in the Lithium exhibition. Conceived as a spa resort (revitalising lithium spas were all the rage in the 19th century), it highlights the benevolent and destructive aspects of the eternal human search for energy, with researchers, designers and artists reflecting on the role of the element lithium in powering today's non-stop economy. How many times can we recharge our batteries without addressing the causes of depletion, in both human bodies and the planet?
"As a designer I create space where we can discuss and reflect. I question, visualise, speculate, dream, reflect, connect, build and offer alternatives."
As a designer, researcher and musician, Erik is mainly interested in understanding and deconstructing the systems of society on a political, ecological, social or technological level. As an artist, he focuses on speculative design, combining research and fiction.