The Pop-Up City Live — A Night For Urban Innovators

The Pop-Up City Live
  • In spring of 2008 we started a little blog with great ideas that make a change in cities. A lot has happened since. Now, five years later, we can’t let our fifth birthday go unnoticed. For that special occasion we’re hosting The Pop-Up City Live, an experimental event for urban innovators at De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam on Tuesday May 21st in which we will bring The Pop-Up City to life on stage!


    Get ready for an amazingly diverse night, with the latest harvest of inspiration from the blogosphere, digital tours of Skopje and Venice, ‘Ready Steady Cook’ with ingredients from the urban nature, an interview on neighborhood currencies and new economic models, Amsterdam’s most successful community bloggers, audiovisual candies, and more…

    The Pop-Up CityThe Very Best of The Pop-Up City
    A carefully curated selection of the latest urban innovations sourced from the international blogosphere, and presented by The Pop-Up Citizens.

    The MobiatorsUrban Nomads in Amsterdam: The Mobiators
    The Mobiators are a collective that puts urban nomadity into practice with a self-built, folding, fully transportable house that travels through Amsterdam.

    Saskia de CosterSaskia de Coster’s Adventures in Skopje
    Flemish author Saska de Coster spent two weeks in Macedonia’s capital Skopje for the occasion of the Citybooks project. At The Pop-Up City Live she’ll share her adventures with the audience.

    Urban HerbologyReady Steady Cook with Wild Urban Veggies
    Lynn Shore is an urban herbologist who strolls the city searching for edible plants and herbs. We invited her for a little cooking show on stage!

    Andrea GaliazzoA Psychogeographic Tour of Venice
    Psychogeography is the art of wandering around. Experience Venice as you never have before. We’re not doing the tourist tour, but take a whole different perspective on Venice with photographer Andrea Galiazzo.

    The Deer FriendsFunky Tunes by The Deer Friends
    The Deer Friends is a Belgian band consisting of three ambitious young men. They’ll take care of a musical intermezzo during The Pop-Up City Live.

    Community blogsHow Community Blogs Become City-Making Tools: Discussion with Ilovenoord, BoloBoost and Nice Nieuw-West
    What can community blogs do to the city? We’ll have an informal discussion with the three main community bloggers in Amsterdam, Ilovenoord, Boloboost and Nice Nieuw-West. What’s their mission and why are they so successful? How do they use their blog as a city-making instrument?

    Brussels ExpressBrussels Express
    Belgian film maker Sander Vandenbroucke made Brussels Express, an amazing short documentary about the very first bike messenger in Brussels, Europe’s most congested city…

    QoinQoin: DIY Currencies for DIY Communities
    One of our trends for 2013 was the emergence of urban community currencies. Qoin is a company that creates and implements alternative currencies. Journalist and Nieuwezijds Magazine founder Liedewij Loorbach interviews the Qoin people live on stage.

    City One MinutesSelection of the Best City One Minutes
    City One Minutes are videos precisely one minute long, made to be seen and understood quickly. Every video captures the atmosphere of a different city, often in a very creative way. We’ve selected the best City One Minutes for you.


    The Pop-Up City Live
    Tuesday May 21st
    Open: 20:30 — start: 21:00
    De Brakke Grond, Nes 45, Amsterdam
    Language: >75% English
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    Presale: €6 (buy here!) Presale tickets are sold out!
    There’s a limited amount of tickets available at the door — €8, free drink included. From 19:30 you can sign up for a waiting list at the entrance of De Brakke Grond. People on that list get a ticket when ticket buyers don’t show up before 20:30.


    The Pop-Up City Live is curated and hosted by The Pop-Up City, and organized in collaboration with De Brakke Grond and citybooks, an exhibition about European cities that is currently on show at De Brakke Grond.


    Click here to download the press release of The Pop-Up City Live.
    Click here to download a high-res version of the flyer.

    The Pop-Up City Live