Until 21st of June

Het HEM launches a crowdfunding campaign to support Chapter 3HREE Maarten Spruyt and its own organisation.

Read, watch & listen

Thu–Sun, noon–midnight

Thu–Sat, 7–11 pm, Sun 3–6 pm


Het HEM is a home for contemporary culture, situated in a former munitions factory on the Hembrug site in Zaandam.

Chapter 2WO

guest curator:
Nicolás Jaar and the Shock Forest Group

‘These livelihoods make worlds too – and they show us how to look around rather than ahead.’

Explorations, readings, concerts & performances

Chapter 2WO Public Programme

week of

These events are related to Chapter 2WO only. For complete program of events at Het HEM, visit Calendar.

Shock Forest Group

Shock Forest Group (2019) is an international research team consisting of architects, cartographers, linguists, coders, urban planners, sound makers, biologists, designers and engineers. It is an experiment in open research, where the research categories surface as the research develops. It is also an experiment in alternative education, a classroom without a teacher, where learning emerges as a product of polyphony.

These livelihoods make worlds too – and they show us how to look around rather than ahead
Anna Tsing