Updates

Lecture at Utopian Hours Festival in Turin

Co-founder Jeroen Beekmans was invited by the organisation Torinostratosferica to spend five days in Turin as a Visiting Urban Explorer and give his views on the future of the city during the Utopian Hours festival.

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Leaving the City Interview in ELLE Decoration

More and more urbanites decide to pack their bags and settle in the countryside. This phenomenon has been going on for several years, but the corona crisis has accelerated it further. Since 2016, we have been conducting research into city-leavers. ELLE Decoration recently asked Joop to share his insights on this trend.

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22 October: PechaKucha × Climate Adaptation Festival

In the future, we’ll increasingly have to deal with heavy rainfall, floods and extreme drought. On 22 October we’re hosting an online programme with inspiring talks by eight leading creatives, from architects to beer brewers, who are all working on innovative solutions for climate adaptation.

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A Pop-Up Landscape for Amsterdam

The square in front of Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA train station is oversized, windy and poorly used. In September we're making the place come to life with the Flying Grass Carpet — a giant, colourful pop-up landscape. Come hang out with us!

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We’re Looking for Interns!

Work on the city of tomorrow! We have 3-to-6-month internship positions available for Dutch and English speakers for autumn, winter and/or spring 2020-2021.

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Opening H/ART on 20 August

OurDomain is a brand-new 1,600-apartment co-living complex in Southeast Amsterdam. Teaming up with art rental CBK Zuidoost we’re launching H/ART, a pop-up gallery on the ground floor of the building that exhibits work from talented local artists.

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Placemaking During COVID-19 — a Showcase

Southeast Amsterdam is one of the city’s largest transformation areas. Collaborating with many (local) partners, we’re turning the district into a test lab for innovative urban experiments — from rooftop night markets and a streetfood programme to light artworks and a pop-up store for the local maker economy. A video, featuring Amsterdam city poet Gershwin Bonevacia, shows a glimpse of our placemaking efforts in times of COVID-19.

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Creative Placemaking Insights for RAUM Magazine

Pop-Up City is a member of the artistic committee of RAUM — a multi-year programme for creative urban development in Utrecht’s Leidsche Rijn district. We contributed an article (in Dutch) to the first issue of their magazine, featuring creative placemaking insights from across Europe.

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Leaving the City Online Event on 25 June

Until a few years ago we all assumed this was the Age of the City. But things are turning out differently. Increasing numbers of young urbanites are exchanging the city for the countryside. This creates new opportunities for rural regions. We’re organising an online event on Thursday 25 June in which we’ll further explore and discuss this trend.

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Article for Plan Amsterdam

The City of Amsterdam asked us to write an article for Plan Amsterdam — a magazine on urban development in the Amsterdam metropolitan region. In the article we discuss hyper-flexible lifestyles, compact living, and the importance of local identity in the age of internationalisation.

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