2. A topic that really needs to be more discussed in the European urban world is “…”, because “…”?
“Public art because local governments might have stopped plonking bronze warriors and knights riding horses in the middle of our public squares but that doesn’t mean that they have a clue about what passersby want to look at when they walk down the streets. To be honest, I think reducing social inequalities or ensuring access to good education and public services are far more important than public art. But the only area where I might have a small voice is contemporary art so that’s what I’m banging on about.”
3. As a blogger, how does Amsterdam inspire you?
“It’s the people. I’m always amazed at how curious, dynamic, bold and open to new ideas people are in Amsterdam.”
4. Some people paint the town red. What would you paint?
“Well, you’ve obviously got no idea about my total lack of painting skills.”
5. What’s the deal with the name of your blog? For real!
“I’ve answered this question so often that i’ve started to forge explanations for the name. This situation has been going on for years now and in the process I’ve forgotten what the ‘for real’ answer was. Still, even I can sometimes find it hard to believe that I have a blog with a name like that.”