Two weeks ago, on March 8, we celebrated the opening of The Good Cause exhibition at architecture institute Stroom in The Hague. The exhibit, that will be on show until June 1st, addresses the military, political and cultural complexity of rebuilding operations. Can architecture actively contribute to this area of tension?
The Good Cause is the result of Architecture of Peace, the long-term research project by Archis into how architecture and design can contribute to a sustainable world peace. The exhibit shows inspiring, hopeful examples of interventions by architects and city planners in post-conflict areas in South Africa, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestina, Rwanda, Kosovo and distills a number of ‘key factors for success’. Projects that are featured include Baghe-e Babur Garden (Kabul, Afghanistan), Kimisagara Football for Hope Centre (Kigali, Rwanda), and Skateistan (Kabul, Afghanistan).
The Good Cause is part of the See You in The Hague program. As the International City of Peace and Justice The Hague plays an important role in conflict prevention and sentencing in conflict situations, hosting more than 160 institutions that concern themselves with (world) peace, justice and security. This not only affects the public image of The Hague all over the world, but also has a great impact on the city itself and on its inhabitants. The impact is shown through maps and films, photographs of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia by Friso Keuris and drawings by Ivan Grubanov.
The Good Cause is accompanied by a side program of guided tours, excursions and a conference. Click here for more information.
Visit the Exhibition
Open: March 9 – June 1, 2014
At Stroom, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague