A New Leaf

Barend Blom, Maarten Hoogslag and Roel Rutgers

In this room there is someone who listens to you and is prepared to have a conversation. About what? That's up to you - and your conversation partner. Maybe you can talk about nature when you were young. Or about that one time when you were just happy. Or perhaps about how you imagine the future? Enter and find out.

Just relax. Nobody is trying to convince you, or even inform you. And we are certainly not going to have any discussions. The aim is simply to get away from the madness of the day.

It is this environment that we need, according to the makers of A New Leaf, to tackle the climate crisis. Together, they investigated in which environment the most connecting conversations take place. That is about the space, but also about the people you find in it. Take a seat and be inspired.


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about the makers

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Barend Blom

historian, exhibition maker and activist with Extinction Rebellion. He graduated on the representation of the colonial past in Dutch museums. In his work, he wants to show that the system we live in is neither self-evident nor unchangeable.

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Maarten Hoogslag

Maarten Hoogslag is a coach and trainer. He has been involved in the Climate Conversations Foundation since its inception in 2016.

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Roel Rutgers

Roel Rutgers is an architect and furniture designer with a great love of nature. As an architect, he tries to unite these two apparent opposites.

Barend Blom and Roel Rutgers
Barend Blom and Roel Rutgers Photo: Taco van der Eb
Photo: Taco van der Eb

If Things Grow Wrong

A New Leaf is part of the exhibition If Things Grow Wrong. We want faster, bigger, more. Is that always better, or do problems grow unnoticed? The exhibition on growth addiction can be seen from October 15th in Museum De Lakenhal.

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