Help Us Build The City Of The Future!

Urban Mobility

We are excited to announce that The Pop-Up City will be collaborating with The Hague’s Museon this summer on #stadvandetoekomst (#cityofthefuture, in Dutch), an exhibit that will take The Pop-Up City into an exciting and interactive experience. But before that, and with a cue from trends in urbanism, we are taking the exhibit “to the streets”, and will be hosting a series of six workshops to investigate (and crowdsource) what the city of the future will look like, and how it will work. We need your input!

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Urban Games, Crowd-Funded Public Space And More At PechaKucha Amsterdam

PechaKucha Amsterdam

As you may know we curate and host the PechaKucha Night Amsterdam besides our Pop-Up City activities. We’re happy to announce a new mind-blowing edition that’s taking place at Trouw Amsterdam this Wednesday! Expect fascinating ideas, stories and doses of inspiration by twelve enlightened minds, restricted by the world-famous rule of 20 slides x 20 seconds. Buy a ticket here!

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#Pinyourcity Contest Winners Announced!

#Pinyourcity Johannesburg

Yesterday, Philips announced the 10 winners of the Livable Cities #pinyourcity contest. Launched on 4 October at The Pop-Up City’s conference Blogging the City in Amsterdam, the contest encouraged entrants to illustrate what makes their city livable and lovable through a series of images on Pinterest. Last week we visited London to evaluate the 25 shortlisted boards with a panel of fellow bloggers and city experts who determined 10 winners based on originality, imagination and the ability to inspire.

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  • PICNIC 2012: The New Ownership


    Next week, Amsterdam’s brand-new EYE Film Institute will set the stage of PICNIC 2012. This year’s theme is ‘New Ownership’ — the global shift from ‘top down’ to ‘bottom up’. PICNIC is one of the world’s most prominent professional conferences in the fields of new media and emerging technology, investigating the role of upcoming media in contemporary society. The Pop-Up City is a media partner of PICNIC and proudly offers readers a 30% discount on PICNIC tickets. Interested? Send an email to and we send you a discount code!

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  • Wednesday 4 July: PechaKucha Amsterdam #22 At Roest With Johan Kramer, 22tracks And More…

    Bein' Green by HEYHEYHEY

    Come along in the amazing industrial hangar of Roest on Wednesday 4 July for the 22th edition of PechaKucha Amsterdam! Expect fascinating stories, ideas and doses of inspiration by twelve enlightened minds, bound by the world-famous rule of 20 slides x 20 seconds. Take a look at the line-up below and you know what we mean. Breaks will be filled with funky tunes and lovely visuals. Doors open at 20:30, PechaKucha starts at 21:30. Tickets are sold at the door and online. Buy here!

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    A Hotel High Up In A Crane

    Crane hotel, NDSM Wharf, Amsterdam

    An extraordinary hotel will open its doors in North Amsterdam soon. On the NDSM Wharf, one of the city’s former ship-building areas, three rooms will be built high up in one of the wharf’s monumental cranes.

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