The World’s First Fair Phone, Vacuum Cleaner Architecture And More At PechaKucha Amsterdam

Klaas Kuiken's bird house roof tiles.

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 Roest 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.

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Urban Normality Restored!

Miniature row house by Natwerk

On the Westerstraat in Amsterdam the house numbers between 54 and 70 are missing. Big fuzz for Google Maps? Yeah. Big fuzz for the postman? Yes, indeed. But not any more! Advertising agency Natwerk decided to restore normality and build the seven missing row houses. In the gap. Between the buildings…

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Home Recording Project Turns Building Into An Online Radio Station

Home Recording, Amsterdam

‘Home’ is a new residence in Amsterdam that houses 69 international students of the city’s music academy. The building’s owner wanted the surrounding neighborhood to benefit from all the musical talent inside. Turning the building into a giant radio transmitter, the Home Recording project enables the students to share their melodies with neighbors, relatives at home and everyone else.

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Urban Foraging — Find Out What Your City Tastes Like

Urban foraging

Spring is late in Amsterdam this year, but we can finally see some greenery around the city. Let’s go outside for some urban foraging! Plants growing on the sidewalks that are either an urban wildlife or belong to someone (be it public or individual) may come out to be a great source for your daily nutrients. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts or even snails are only some of the products that one can harvest and enjoy for free.

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How Community Blogs Become A Tool For City-Making

De XXX Stadsdelen Collectie

City blogging is a great tool to share ideas around the world toward better urban futures, but it’s also a potent tool for hyper-local community development. In the Netherlands, many community blogs have popped up and we’re excited to be inviting the founders of three Amsterdam community blogs, Ilovenoord, BoloBoost, and Nice Nieuw West, on stage at The Pop-Up City Live to discuss the importance and potential of local blogging efforts.

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