Launch platform Urban Commons of Culture, Past & Present

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of the The Urban Commons of Culture, Past & Present, our new online platform for reflection and exchange on how culture and creativity can thrive in cities in an open and inclusive way.

The launch will take place on Wednesday April 4 at from 1 PM to c. 5 PM at  A-Lab (Overhoeksplein 2, 1031 Amsterdam).

Confirmed speakers:

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett (Chair in Urban and Regional Planning and professor of public policy at the Price School, recent book The Sum of Small Things. A Theory of the Aspirational Class)

Tim Verlaan (assistant professor, Urban History, University of Amsterdam, recent book De ruimtemakers. Projectontwikkelaars en de Nederlandse binnenstad 1950-1980)

Roel Griffioen, (journalist/PhD researcher, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ghent University, recent book De Frontlinie: Bestaansonzekerheid en gentrificatie in de Creatieve Stad)

And a panel discussion with representatives from local arts, culture, and creative industries, chaired by Marielle Hendriks of De Boekmanstichting,.

You can register for the event here (free of charge). More information on the programme will follow shortly.

We hope to see you there!
The Urban Commons of Culture team,

Amanda Brandellero
Marc Bosch i Matas
Rosa Koetsenruiter
Robert Kloosterman
Claartje Rasterhoff

The platform and the event are sponsored by the Research Priority Area’s Centre of Urban Studies and the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity of the University of Amsterdam.