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Floor is WASTED's contact point within the municipality. Earlier this month we interviewed Floor in order to learn a bit about how she views WASTED and our role within the Noord community as waste managers.

When did you first become aware of the WASTED? Last spring my colleague Stef Le Fevre asked me if I wanted to supervise the implementation of the WASTED project from

WASTED Educational Packages is an entertaining and fun way to become a Plastic Expert now

Plastic was thought to be a solution. It was created to allow product affordability as it was a cheap material to produce and package products. This came with multiple socioeconomic

April 2015 CITIES partnered with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm to give a lecture and workshop, spotlighting CITIES’ project WASTED in relations to principles of Ecological Citizenship in urban development.
Starting in 2015, CITIES’ new project WASTED dives into community-activated plastic up-cycling and reprocessing, starting the week of 12-16 January with the WASTED Design Club, focused on realizing the WASTED Block and the blueprint for a full-on neighborhood WASTED Laboratory.

DAY ONE: INTRODUCTION AND BLOCK DESIGN Day one at the WASTED Design Club started out as you might think: Introductions. CITIES’ co-founder and managing director Francesca Miazzo and WASTED project

As Lecce, Italy competes to be Capital of Culture 2019, CITIES presents in Lecce at ArtLab 2014, together with Pakhuis de Zwijger’s Egbert Fransen, to share and advise a new vision of contemporary ‘cultural management’.
CITIES will be on the move in the coming weeks, going to Lecce (Italy), NYC, Hong Kong and Taipei, we will be working to bring conceptual urban ownership into local projects, continually pushing for new urban development standards in the name of We Own The City.

Based on the publication’s theme of inclusive urban development practices that strategically bridge actors at the ‘top’ and ‘bottom’, we designed an all new We Own The City Workshop for

2014 is gearing up to be an exciting new year at CITIES! But before jumping ahead, we thought it would be great to share a ‘highlight reel’ of events, workshops, lectures and happenings that CITIES involved with in 2013. Keep reading to discover our 2013 urban explorations!

2013 was a busy year at CITIES. Looking back, from the Urban Agriculture Summit in Linköping, Sweden, all the way to Prototyping a Food Council at Pakhuis de Zwijger in

CITIES Director to present the principles of “Farming the City: Food as a Tool for Urban Development as part of a Madrid University International Architectural and Urban Design Workshop on December 13th.

From the field to the plate, food systems function through complex networks of production, processing, transport and management. In turn, urban environments and our food systems are shaped in relation

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On democratic innovation and civic driven change
On Friday the 20th of September, we have been working with METABOLIC and Alastair Fuad-Luke on a workshop to map the food habits of our guests. Results were useful to start discussing about fresh and local food consumption.

    The organization Pakhuis de Zwijger, together with the Unviersity of Amsterdam and the city of Amsterdam co-hosted a full programme of activities related to different themes mostly including collective

The 16th of October CITIES organised a workshop for a group of students from the Hyperion Lyceum, teaching them how to grow mushrooms on urban waste materials.



Sunday the 9th of September CITIES organized 'AMSTERDAM OOGST' - a farmer's market and local harvest event at the Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam-Noord.
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