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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    #WDCD: Playing In The City

    On the second day of the What Design Can Do in Amsterdam last week, I was expecting restlessness from the speakers and the audience. Nevertheless, hosts and speakers at WDCD managed to keep the audience entertained and focused until the end. The last speaker, Andrew Shoben, presented the work of Greyworld, a collective of artists that creates…

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  • #WDCD: ‘Architecture Is Where Life Happens’

    It’s a lovely line, isn’t it? It was uttered towards the end of the first day of What Design Can Do at Amsterdam’s Stadsschouwburg by Cameron Sinclair, a co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, a charitable organisation that provides on-the-ground architectural solutions for communities in the wake of crisis situations. As we recently wrote in reaction…

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