Centre for Urban Studies

Launch platform Urban Commons of Culture

04Apr2018 13:00 - 17:00


This event marks the launch of The Urban Commons of Culture, Past & Present, a new online platform for reflection and exchange on how culture and creativity can thrive in cities in an open and inclusive way.  

During the launch event, the website will be presented by the initiators of the new platform. A range of speakers will provide talks related to the urban commons of culture, followed by a panel discussion


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

Tim Verlaan is Assistant Professor in Urban History at the University of Amsterdam. Recently he published the book De ruimtemakers. Projectontwikkelaars en de Nederlandse binnenstad 1950-1980

Roel Griffioen is a journalist and PhD researcher at Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ghent University. His most recent book is De Frontlinie: Bestaansonzekerheid en gentrificatie in de Creatieve Stad.

The talks are followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Marielle Hendriks of the Boekmanstichting. The panel includes representatives from local arts, culture, and creative industries such as Vera de Jong (Urban Connectors and Lucas Hendricks/A-Lab). 


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


The launch will take place at A-Lab (Overhoeksplein 2, 1031 Amsterdam). 

Organisation and funding

The Urban Commons of Culture is an initiative of dr. Amanda Brandellero, dr. Claartje Rasterhoff, Marc Bosch i Matas, prof. Robert Kloosterman and Rosa Koetsenruijter. The platform and the launch event are sponsored by the Centre for Urban Studies and the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity /CREATE of the University of Amsterdam.

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