Facing North in Amsterdam

The future of Amsterdam Noord is near. Join the conversation and become part of Amsterdam Noord’s future – January 22 at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

Facing North NDSM

Facing North situates Amsterdam Noord in its increasingly recognized transformative context – as extensive, rapid change aligned with globally emerging trends of innovative urban development coincide with local people and place-based factors. On January 22nd, Pakhuis de Zwijger welcomes you to join in conversation exploring Amsterdam Noord’s evolution and unpredictable future, examining recent, current and upcoming changes and what this means for the district’s identity.

For a closer look, event details and (free) sign-up information, please read the following text inspired by Pakhuis de Zwijger’s event description:

“When Amsterdammers speak with pride of their city, they aren’t in the habit of facing north. /…/ For the first time in a long while, folks on the other side of the harbor just might be looking back” (The Wall Street Journal, Joel Weickgenant, 2011).

While the community feeling in Amsterdam-Noord has remained strong, the district’s general identity is changing at a pace rendering the future far from predictable. During recent years, Amsterdam-Noord’s cityscape has changed to the extent not even Google Earth has been able to keep up. The plot where the EYE Film Institute now stands is, according to the satellite images, still empty. In combination with recent years’ influx of “new” residents and the future Noord/Zuid Metro Line, Amsterdam-Noord is becoming increasingly connected to the south of Amsterdam. Unpredictability aside, how will the current and upcoming changes affect the future of Amsterdam-Noord and its identity as a district?
 
The future is near. It is time to gather the host of people who make up Amsterdam-Noord. This includes “new” as well as “old” residents, commuters as well as northerners, experts, creatives, and visitors. Take part in the conversation and become a part of Amsterdam-Noord’s future.

Moderator: Michiel de Lange (Co-founder of The Mobile City).

Confirmed guests and speakers:

Anne Marie Hoogland (Director NDSM), Carolien Ligtenberg (Owner/Architect at ZWIRT Urbanism), Chris Keulemans (Tolhuistuin), Dennis Mansell (Toeristisch Ondernemers Platform, TOP), Donica Buisman (Diner Pensant, State of Flux), Ekim Tan (Founder of Play the City), Petra Rutten (Director Heijmans), I Love Noord (www.ilovenoord.nl), Jeptha Dullaart (Founder/Owner of New Urbanity), Jitske Schols (Freelance Photographer ELBRILLO and Founder of Noord in Beeld), Kees Diepeveen (Alderman at Stadsdeel Noord) and Sigrid Van Essel (Painter).

Free admission.
Time and location: Wednesday, 22 January 2014 at Pakhuis de Zwijger

To sign up, please follow this sign up link to the Pakhuis de Zwijger event page and click the red ‘reserveer’ button on top of the page.

This evening will be in English.

The event is organized by Sofie Rådestad (formerly involved with CITIES), a Swedish urban planning researcher from Stockholm. The idea to organise the event in English originates from Pakhuis de Zwijger’s Urban Development team (Team Stedelijke Ontwikkeling), with the aim to make events about Dutch urban planning accessible for an international crowd.

Please visit click here to view the event on Pakhuis de Zwijger’s website and to reserve your space.

Created on 12 January 2014

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