Open Garden Weekend: Mutual Symbiosis II

Sat 11 June
→ Sun 12 June
Free Entrance

Presented by The Grey Space

The Grey Space opens up its HyperGarden to the public.

Expect two days of urban gardening, visions of healthy and edible cityscapes and design experiments and artistic installations by Jonathan Looman, Yota Morimoto, Beer van Geer and Industrial Product Design students of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences during this second Open Garden Weekend (Struinen in Haagse Tuinen).

Mutual Symbiosis II

Once every two years during Open Garden Weekend (Struinen in Haagse Tuinen), The Hague’s gardeners open their gardens which are normally closed to visitors.

Join us on Saturday and Sunday for a tranquil exploration of the vertical garden. On Sunday a number of collective projects will be presented.

On both days you can experience (((Resonate))) by composer, sound artist and researcher Yota Morimoto in collaboration with media artist Beer van Geer and multidisciplinary designer and gardener Jonathan Looman. This permanent sonic installation uses sensing technology, edge computation and an auditory display system to observe the garden sonically. For example by visualising the garden’s response (conductivity) to the changing weather conditions (light, temperature, moisture). Can we be more empathetic and build a relationship with the inanimate soil life and plants?

Practical Info

Opening times garden and exhibition:
09.00–18.00 (Saturday 11/06)
09.00–18.00 (Sunday 12/06)

Presentations on Sunday:
13.00 Welcome
13.30 Talk: Yota Morimoto & Jonathan Looman
14.00 Talk: Results of collaboration with Industrial Product Design students of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Rotterdam)

Entrance to the garden of The Grey Space is free.

Booklets, which also serve as admission tickets to some of the other gardens, are available from May 24 at various sales outlets. In the introduction to the booklet you will find general information for visitors about opening times, accessibility for the disabled, toilet visits and catering. A number of city maps are also included with which visitors can plan their route. The sale of the booklets will start on Tuesday 24 May. They cost €6 each and give one person access to the open gardens. Entering the gardens is at your own risk.

Also, make sure to check out other events on these dates. On Saturday you’re invited to Bermuda Open, an ideal opportunity to explore the artist studios located above The Grey Space as well as studios in the area. On Saturday night you can descent into the basement for a club night by Royal Surfclub. On Sunday you can try to get one of the last tickets for a spoken word evening by Het Zwarte Schaap.