Autumn Event 2022: Photography Exhibition and Rotterzwam talk
- Tuesday 22 November 2022
- The Grey Space in the Middle (in the Basement!)
2512 BP Den Haag
The Leiden University Green Office is pleased to announce the details of its Autumn Event, which will consist of a photography exhibition and a mushrooms-themed talk, by a representative of Rotterzwam!
The event will take place November 22nd at the Grey Space in the Middle (Paviljoensgracht 20), in the Hague, from 19.00-21.00. Let us know if you're planning on attending the event here (or pop by on the day!).
Photography Exhibition and Award Ceremony
The past month saw LUGO organise its Autumn Photography Competition, on the theme: Decay.
The art and medium of photography has long been associated with preservation, remembrance and death. To capture a photo is to crystallise a moment in time and by virtue of that — in the material world. Photographs immortalise that which once was, allowing them to live in our memory forever, unchanged and unscathed. In this way, photography often evades death and decay.
Nature on the contrary, tells us stories through its decaying remnants, capturing the absence of what once was. Decay in nature forces us to confront the inevitability of death through its many transient forms. In our contemporary society riddled with ecological crises, is it possible to remember the natural world through its very decomposition? And if so, can we perhaps find hope for newer beginnings in this demise? How do we choose to remember nature without emphasising its liveness and immortality? What hidden stories might decaying objects in nature reveal to us?
We received a variety of submissions. To highlight these and award our 1st place prize, as well as any Honourable Mentions, we have organised an exhibition and award ceremony. To attend and support our photographers, please register here. You can also feel free to just pop by!
LUGO has also invited a speaker from Rotterzwam: a company based in Rotterdam working together locally, regionally and internationally to stimulate and facilitate the production of mushrooms from local residual flows, such as coffee grounds, to give a small talk at the event!
Runners-up of the Competition will receive grow-your-own-mushroom kits.
19.00 Exhibition opens
Have a drink and a chat: explore
19.35 Introductory statements
19.45 Rotterzwam talk
20.15 1st prize winner and runners up announced
21.00 Exhibition closes
Reminder: The event will take place November 22nd at the Grey Space in the Middle (Paviljoensgracht 20), in the Hague, from 19.00-21.00. Let us know if you're planning on attending the event here (or pop by on the day!).