Wednesday at WeMakeThe.City
Wednesday will be about important questions like: ‘How do we make a new city in these challenging times?’ and ‘How can we involve everybody?’. To answer these questions, different conferences are
In the morning you can join the English-spoken tour through Amsterdam-Noord (North): the Living Lab North Tour. A little less than five years ago, many considered the north of Amsterdam a remote and forgotten part of the city located on the other side of the IJ river. Today, Amsterdam-Noord is a thriving hub of creativity, experimentation, and urban innovation. Join the expedition starting at Ferrotopia on the NDSM-wharf, the tour takes you along MX3D, Circular Buiksloterham, and De Ceuvel, finishing at the A’DAM Tower at Overhoeks.
Fashion and challenges
Also taking place during WeMakeThe.
In the afternoon it is all about collaboration during the conference ‘Together’ in Pakhuis de Zwijger. Cities are facing tough challenges such as the growing population, the downside of tourism and climate change. The history of Amsterdam has been a fertile soil for collaboration – now widely known as The Amsterdam Approach – which proves to be essential when addressing the urban issues of today and tomorrow.
Celebrating the city
Of course, there is plenty more to do. The exhibition ‘Modellenbureau’ (Modelling Agency) at ARCAM showcases several models made by architectural agencies on an eight-meter-long autoCADwalk. You can pick greens and fruit at garden Lokale Bloemetjes (Local Flowers) in the Tuinen van West (Gardens in West) or admire pictures taken in Amsterdam Noord by photographer Rufus de Vries – the exhibition ‘Buurtbanden’ (‘Neighbourhood ties’) exposes the physical appearances of the area as well as the bonds between locals.
A day for celebrating the city! Check WeMakeThe.City for the whole programme.