Guest City: München

Deepening the partnership between two of Europe's most innovative cities

Under the heading DIALOOGKREATIV Munich presents and discusses divers projects around the topics of culture and creative industries, mobility and climate protection.

DIALOOGKREATIV is the motto since last year when Amsterdam and Utrecht presented projects and players in Munich. Now the networking under this title will be continued with the visit of Munich to Amsterdam as partner city at We Make The City Festival 2019 in June.

Munich will be present in the programme with the main topics of mobility, climate protection, culture and creative industries. The creative industries projects will have a focus on sustainable fashion and media.

We will discuss: How can both large and small companies jointly contribute to a climate-neutral city? How can digitization help to support sustainable urban development and mobility? Which role can cargo bike logistics play in sustainable cities? How can VR change the work of architects and designers? What kind of social impact can these new technologies have? What will the future of the fashion industry, the teaching at design schools, the working methods of designers look like?

The cooperation of the cities startet already two years ago with the signing of a letter of intent entitled “Creative Embassy Programme” as a semi permanent liaison between creative companies, creative research and educational institutes, corporates on (societal) innovation themes and local authorities.

Glad to make another step in the cooperation, Munich is looking forward to a lively exchange and to continuing to learn from and inspire each other!


19.45 PM   Opening doors

20.00 PM   Welcome speeches

  • Peter Teesink, City Clerk Amsterdam
  • Clemens Baumgärtner, City of Munich, Head of Department of Labor and Economic Development

20.20 PM   Keynotes

  • Christoph Hilger, Architect and urban designer Munich
  • Eva de Klerk, Independant Professional Participatory City Development, Amsterdam

20.45 PM   DIALOOGKREATIV Projects from Munich

  • Short Presentations on mobility, climate protection, creative industries (fashion and media)

21.15 – 23.00 PM

  • music by SLATEC and
  • networking, food and drinks


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Made possible by

  • Urban Talk

Wednesday 19 June 20.00 - 22.00
NewWerktheater: Oostenburgergracht 75, 1018 NC Amsterdam

NOTE: This program section is free, but there are limited places available. Reservation is required.

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