The Netherlands – What would a world running on solar energy look like? This is the main focus of The Energy Show, an exhibition exploring interactions between the sun, solar energy, people and design.
The exhibition, hosted at Rotterdam’s Het Nieuwe Instituut, is centred on the sun’s significance for humankind and all of the cultural, social and ecological possibilities it offers. The project takes visitors through a history of energy usage, inviting them to reflect on their own use and showcasing examples of innovative solar technology.
‘Solidarity is the turn towards the sun, a turn towards solar ideas. With The Energy Show I welcome you to the New Power Generation: designers, artists, architects, citizens – all humans designing, living or imagining new energy systems with the sun,’ explains Matylda Krzykowski, the exhibition’s curator.
While this project stands out with its radical focus on the sun, other curatorial projects have investigated sustainable design’s role in creating better futures, like Design with Nature at the 2022 Milan Design Week.
How can your business play a part in the transition to solar energy as we continue to move towards a post-carbon future?