In 2018 we rethink our perceptions of culture and nature.
JUNE 14: Talk at ISISA Islands of the World Conference 2018 at Terschelling: Changing futures of islands
JUNE 20: Talk at Viscous Space North Sea Conference at TU Delft: Who is nature?

You are warmly invited to join Zeelab#2:

Location: Border Sessions, Kerkstraat 11, 2514KP Den Haag
Open: Saturday June 16 10:00-17:00
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We hear the wind blow, feel the rain on our skin. Do we experience this as nature or as natural elements in an environment defined by mankind? 
People cherish an idea of what nature is and the world should look like; our environment is adjusted to fit that image. Are we aware of this ongoing representation of nature? We manipulate biotopes and interfere with living and non-living ecosystems. We design parks, zoos and aquaria. Do we still have a choice how natural our human habitats can be?
During the lab 'Climate as Game Changer' we will use all our senses to better understand our environment and discuss what conditions we are creating.

TIP: Parallel Lab: Ambassade van de Noordzee: Wat is het geluid van de zee?
Read the motion on behalf of the North Sea that Satellietgroep submitted to the Ambassy of the North Sea
(Dutch only).

In 2018 organiseert Satellietgroep een serie Zeelabs i.h.k.v. Feest aan Zee. Elk Zeelab is een ontmoeting van kunstenaars en vormgevers met wetenschappers en publiek over cultuur en natuur, kust en klimaat.
Met dank aan de gemeente Den Haag, Feest aan Zee en Border Sessions.
Tijdens Climate as Game Changer ontmoet je kunstenaars, vormgevers, wetenschappers en lokale experts. Climate as Game Changer vindt buiten plaats tijdens Border Sessions. Onder de bomen (binnenplaats Kerkplein 11, Den Haag) installeren we een aantal Landschapsbars met veldonderzoek. Midden in de installatie gaan kunstenaars, ontwerpers, wetenschappers met deelnemers aan de slag rondom de vraag: Hoe natuurlijk is onze menselijke leefomgeving?
In dit tweede Zeelab gebruiken we al onze zintuigen om de leefomgeving beter te begrijpen en zullen we discussiëren over welke condities we zelf scheppen.

Image: Sea foam- Phaeocystis: the algal bloom and the formation of foam seems to be a natural phenomenon, but has assumed abnormal proportions due to a number of human causes.
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Starting January 2018, Satellietgroep programs 3 DCR Gueststudios at DCR together with NEST and Zaal 3.
De DCR is the cultural incubator in The Hague that also houses 35 permanent studios for artists and designers, including the studio of Satellietgroep, Zaal 3 - laboratory for performing arts of Theater aan het Spui, sound studio Loos, Cloud Danslab and exhibition space NEST.

Looking forward to meet you!
Jacqueline Heerema, Francois Lombarts, Lotte Bosman & Tim de Boer.
Artists collective Satellietgroep (The Hague, 2006) explores through arts the social and ecological impact of the sea and coastal transitions on cities, people, communities and environments, and vice versa the influence of mankind on coastal transitions and climate change in The Netherlands and abroad. Our aim is to enhance public and professional awareness. Satellietgroep hosts artists in residents for artistic fieldwork, collaborate with locals and experts and develop new concepts and works that reflect the resilience of coexistence of man and water, in past, present and future.
Long term projects are 'Badgast' - artist in residency program at The Hague/Scheveningen (2009-2014), 'Now Wakes The Sea', the international exchange residency program in collaboration with international cultural partners (since 2012). Since 2014 Satellietgroep develops the first artistic research on the Zandmotor, the newest innovation on coastal protection, called Building with Nature. In these programs artist in residencies are used as a research method to enable artists, designers, students and scientists to do fieldwork and to work on site with local partners, coastal communities and experts in order to map out and research the current status of coastal transitions and to generate new narratives and perspectives. The programs function as an alternative source for collecting. New concepts and works are developed that we connect and contextualize with reference works for public events like expeditions, exhibitions, workshops and presentations at expert conferences, often outside the artistic domain. Artist in residents are invited to critically explore and visualize the zones of coexistence of man and water and reveal different perspectives. By interconnecting coastal communities, arts and science we share local knowledge on global level to gain sustainable insights on coastal transitions that transcend local and national issues.