Festival 2019


STRP zegt: weg met toekomst fobie, hier is de toekomst! STRP verkent scenario's voor een positieve toekomst. We zullen u begeleiden in een tijd waarin technologie de oplossing lijkt te bieden voor alles, en doemscenario's zijn leidend.

Tijdens STRP Festival 2019 ontmoet je kunstenaars en activisten, denkers en doeners, die zich vooral richten op verbeeldingskracht en als zodanig in staat zijn inspirerende alternatieven vorm te geven. Gedurende 10 dagen word je ondergedompeld in visuele kunst, opwindende technologische perspectieven, uitvoeringen, lezingen en open discussies.


STRP says: to hell with future phobia, here's to the future! STRP explores scenarios for a positive future. We will guide you through a time in which technology seems to offer the solution for everything, and doom-scenarios are leading.

During STRP Festival 2019 you will meet artists and activists, thinkers and doers, who focus primarily on imagination, and as such are able to give shape to inspiring alternatives. For 10 days you will be immersed in visual art, exciting technological perspectives, performances, lectures and open discussions.


  • Aki Inomata - Why not hand over a ‘shelter’ to hermit crabs?
  • Davide Quayola - Promenade
  • Floris Kaayk - Next Space Rebels
  • Hannes Wiedemann - Grinders
  • Heather Dewey-Hagborg - LoveSick*
  • HeyHeydeHaas in collaboration with Desirée Hammen & Pi Tijssen - Exit Through The Flower Shop
  • Katja Heitmann - Laboratorium Motus Mori
  • Lauren McCarthy - Waking Agents (Winner ACT award)
  • Lundahl & Seitl ScanLAB Projects - Eternal Return
  • Marleine van der Werf - The Living Dead (Winner ACT award)
  • Merijn Hos in collaboration with Jurriaan Hos - Soft Landing
  • Mike Mills - A Mind Forever Voyaging Through Strange Seas of Thought Alone
  • Salvador Breed and Nick Verstand - Between Mind and Matter
  • Teun Vonk - A Sense of Gravity
  • Vinny Jones - IN.here
  • Yann Deval & Marie G. Losseau - Atlas



  • Andrew Keen
  • Artist talks with Floris Kaayk*, Heather Dewey-Hagborg* & Lundahl & Seitl
  • Design Nonfiction - at MU
  • Geert-Jan Bogaerts*
  • James Bridle*
  • Maxim Februari
  • Nadine Roestenburg*
  • Paulien Dresscher*
  • Public Spaces*
  • Uninvited Guests & Duncan Speakman - Augmented Reality Tour Billennium
  • Ruben Verborgh*
  • The Guerrilla Research Adventure


  • Artist talks with Katja Heitmann, Marleine van der Werf, Merijn Hos & Jurriaan Hos, Yann Deval, Ling Tan, Foteini Setaki & Marie Albert
  • Black Quantum Futurism
  • Chris Sigaloff
  • Dave Colangelo
  • Design Nonfiction - at MU
  • Etienne Augé
  • Jean-Francois Leclerc
  • Lotte van Noort
  • Marlen Mouliou
  • Mathieu Viau-Courville
  • Mignon van Halderen
  • Moor Mother
  • Pollution Explorers Ling Tan & S+T+ARTS
  • Uninvited Guests & Duncan Speakman - Augmented Reality Tour Billennium
  • Sophia Brueckner
James Brible during conference


  • Automated Control Wars - Becoming*
  • Computer_<Por>Traits
  • Dries Depoorter - Face Detected
  • Future Cities
  • Prospect Poses


  • Aïda Spaninks - Eye Contact Experiment
  • Daito Manabe, Rhizomatiks Research & ELEVENPLAY & Kyle McDonald - Discrete Figures
  • Katja Heitmann - Laboratorium Motus Mori
  • Sannety - Haruspex (Winner ACT award)
Haruspex by Sannety


  • Here's to the future! Clubnight - hosted by Funki Bizniz in collaboration with 575 & STRP - With La Fleur, Robob, Thomson, Joon, Pienfred - Vj: Merijn en Jurriaan Hos
  • RaRaRadio - Broadcasting daily, straight outta STRP
  • RaRaRêve - hosted by RaRaRadio - With Dj Marcelle/ Another Nice Mess, Cairo Liberation Front, BRAZ, SABBARDEYA & Rararadio DJ’ing
  • We Were Never Apart: a Visual Music Night - Curated by Lea Fabrikant & Tarik Barri. With Transforma, LABOUR, Peder Mannerfelt & Tarik Barri

*= in collaboration with The New Networked Normal

The New Networked Normal (NNN), a project about innovation in art, communication, technology and social change. In a time of political uncertainty and rapid technological change, global events are disrupting our economic, cultural, social and geographical norms, bringing our ideals of citizenship, sovereignty and governance into question.

New technologies, emerging communities and networks are significant catalysts in this change, but they also present new models and opportunities for how citizens can live, work and communicate, providing glimpses of a future sovereignty.

NNN brings together five leading organisations in the field of contemporary media arts from across Europe, led by Abandon Normal Devices (UK) with The Influencers (ES), Kulturprojekte (DE), STRP (NL) and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) (ES), these partners have a rich history in fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and technology. Combined they have an international reputation of commissioning, producing and programming cutting edge work, which addresses the new ways society is consuming content and engaging the public in these issues.

Together this new partnership will address critical issues through an innovative public programme of digital co-productions, pop-up exhibitions, discursive events, hands-on workshops and online activities

One of the first commissions within the NNN project culminated in an alternative online exhibition space nnn.freeport.global designed and developed by PWR which will house and reveal artworks over the year.

nnn.freeport.global is an alternative space for the distribution of artworks, using the backstreets, black markets and divergent parts of the internet to create, exhibit and debate the value of art.

nnn.freeport.global could house the world’s greatest museum, largely hidden from sight, it lacks any common ground, temporality or space. It is an extraterritorial zone, a place in which time and space are rearranged and in terminal impermanence.

The New Networked Normal explores art, technology and citizenship in the age of the Internet, a partnership project by, Abandon Normal Devices (UK) Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) (ES), The Influencers (ES), Transmediale (DE) and STRP (NL). This project has been co-funded with support from the Creative Europe programme.

Exit through the flower shop by HeyHeydeHaas in collaboration with Desiree Hammen & Pi Tijssen

How to get there?

Klokgebouw 50
5617 AB Eindhoven