Urban Games, Crowd-Funded Public Space And More At PechaKucha Amsterdam

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 Trouw Amsterdam 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. Buy a ticket here!

Among our presenters are Kristian Koreman and Elma van Boxel, founders of new-style architecture firm ZUS. Last year they gained worldwide attention with their Luchtsingel Rotterdam project. The Luchtsingel is a crowd-funded piece of public space that connects the city’s North district and the Central Station district. We also invited designer Daniel Disselkoen to give a talk. You may know him for his crazy urban commuter game, Man-Eater. Tram travelers in The Hague can easily play the game by closing one eye while trying to ‘eat’ as many heads of pedestrians as they can between two tram stops. Furthermore, we have the designers of Waarmakers on stage this Wednesday. They created the famous Goedzak, a special garbage bag for items that are still usable.

Luchtsingel, Rotterdam

But that’s only a glimpse! Expect many more amazing stories, great ideas and bits of inspiration by street art collective Kamp Seedorf, film maker Bas Welling, product designer Roos Gomperts, Mark van Iterson (Global Head of Design at Heineken), blogger Carmen Felix, game designer Rami Ismail (Vlambeer), documentary maker Johannes Hogebrink, way-finding expert Jiska van Veen (Mijksenaar), and sausage maker Samuel Levie (Brandt & Levie).

PechaKucha Amsterdam

Sounds good, huh? Doors at Trouw Amsterdam open at 20:00, PechaKucha starts at 21:00. Breaks will be filled with funky tunes and kinky visuals. Tickets are sold at the entrance and online — click here to buy. See you this Wednesday!