Gallery talks — 29 Aug 2017

In conjunction with the exhibition Solution or Utopia? Design for Refugees?, The Stedelijk Museum organizes a gallery talk by freelance curator and critic Jeanette Bisschops

*Location = Lola Lik.
Ticket only valid at Lola Lik 

€ 3*
Lola Lik, Bijlmerbajes, H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 48, Amsterdam
29 Aug, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
Main language

The Stedelijk is mounting the exhibition and public program to create a platform to discuss how designers, architects and companies can have a meaningful impact on the lives of refugees. What works and what doesn’t? Does a design offer a feasible, workable solution, or is it a far-off utopian dream? 


The exhibition Solution or Utopia? Design for Refugees is curated on two locations: along the Stedelijk Museum location, part of the exhibition is shown at Lola Lik, the breeding ground for artistic creation located at the asylum seekers center in the old Bijlmerbajes in Amsterdam. At the old Bijlmerbajes, design projects are presented that have been developed in cooperation with refugees. The Stedelijk Museum presents almost 50 recent initiatives designed to improve the temporary situations faced by refugees. One of the designers’ central challenges was to devise practical, real-life solutions. From clothing that can double as a tent, to improved signage in a refugee camp, and from linkable plastic floor sections for temporary shelters to a digital service that helps refugees navigate their new environment. 


Jeanette Bisschops (1984) is a freelance curator and art critic. She co-curated the exhibition Solution or Utopia? together with Ingeborg de Roode.. As a curator and writer she has a special interest in expanding and critiquing existing narratives in the art world, and opening the doors of art to lesser-known or new voices. Her essays on intersectional feminism in art were published in i.a. Orlando Magazine and Oogst. Next to her work at the Stedelijk, Jeanette is curating a series of exhibitions and performances that deal with embodiment in the 21th century. Bisschops studied psychology and art history