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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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  • Tuesday 24 April: PechaKucha Amsterdam #21 At Trouw

    Come along at Trouw on Tuesday 24 April for a new mind-blowing 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, as well as funky tunes, visuals and more… Presentations by Hans Ubbink, Agata Jaworska (Droog Design),…

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  • Win Tickets For The Art As Money Festival In Amsterdam

    In 2011 our friend and artist Dadara has started his own bank. The aim of the Exchanghibition Bank is to explore the relation between money, value and art. The bank developed its own currency and publishes its own bank notes. Being the first artist running a bank, Dadara states that “in a world where even art seems…

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    Wednesday 18 January: PechaKucha Amsterdam #20 At Trouw

    Come along to celebrate the 20th edition of PechaKucha Amsterdam next Wednesday at Trouw! Expect fascinating stories, ideas and doses of inspiration by twelve enlightened minds, bound by the world-famous rule of 20 slides x 20 seconds. Tickets are sold online and at the door at the event itself (so no worries for late deciders!). Buy…

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    Pianos In Public Space

    People in Tilburg still talk about it. In September 101 pianos popped up in public parks, bus shelters and train stations, outside galleries and markets and even on bridges. The musical instruments were there for everyone to play and enjoy. From the very beginning, the piano project appeared to be one of the highlights during…

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