Coming up: Justice & Peace at light festival The Hague Highlights!
We are proud to announce that Justice & Peace and our initiative Samen Hier will be participating in this year’s light festival The Hague Highlights.
This year, The Hague Highlights will take place from 14 to 18 December 2022. This light festival will tell stories of the rich history of the Hague, using light and projection on well-known locations in The Hague. In this way, Dutch history and important subjects will be shed light on in an approachable way for everyone.
The artwork with which Justice & Peace and our initiative Samen Hier will join this festival is made by the artist duo Aether & Hemera and is called Voyage. The artwork consists of a “flotilla” of origami boats. Voyage is a travelling artwork and has been exhibited on multiple locations around the globe, under which the Royal Botanical Garden of Edinburgh (Scotland), Canberra (Australia) and Bilbao (Spain). During The Hague Highlights, Justice & Peace will give a twist to this artwork and for the first time, Voyage – Safe Haven will be visible in The Netherlands, on the Hofvijver in the centre of The Hague.
With its Samen Hier initiative, Justice & Peace engages groups of friends and acquaintances in welcoming people who had to leave hearth and home. Together, they form a safe haven. Artwork Voyage – Safe Haven will tell the story of The Netherlands as a welcoming host country and will represent the safe havens that The Netherlands offers and can still offer for refugees. The installation Voyage – Safe Haven is an interactive light artwork about saying goodbye and starting over, about change, hope and the future. Via the mobile website you can change the colours and patterns of the artwork yourself and listen to short stories of people from different backgrounds who found a safe haven in The Hague.