In 2019 artist Karin Bartels was chosen by the organization to deliver the 11th Venlo lecture. The Venlo lecture is annually presented by a citizen of Venlo under the age of 35. It is intended to inspire anyone involved with the development of the municipality of Venlo, local government, business, education, cultural institutions and citizens. The previous year Bartels' was invited by Museum van Bommel van Dam to create a project and become an artist in residence in a number of neighborhoods in Venlo. During the lecture she reflected on and connected the experiences of the residency period, her inspiration and relation with the city.
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Venlolezing, lecture, City hall, Venlo (NL)