It happens here! - podcast series available online
In a new podcast series ‘It happens here’, initiators, experts and facilitators explore in conversation to what extent ‘places’ can change the city. The conversations touch upon ideals and disappointments, support systems and challenges, money and municipality. But mostly, they’re about the fact that things can be done differently: spontaneously, experimentally, and together. In the third episode Marie Morel (AAM), Jessica Dikmoet and Nadia Tillon (Imagine IC) discuss how sto
Manifestation Amstelkerk postponed It happens here. (as soon as possible)
Due to the latest Covid-19 related measures all activities in the Amstelkerk have been postponed until further notice. A tough, but necessary decision. Then again, city-making doesn’t stop here, and we’ll hopefully be able to share some exciting news with you soon. If you want to keep yourself updated, you can subscribe to our e-mail updates by sending an email to email@example.com, or keep an eye on the website of Stadsherstel. And of course, AAmatters will al
It happens here. Discover how to make a city together!
Can you plan do-it-yourself culture? How do you design a street with the entire neighbourhood? And how do you renew a city without losing the old one? Discover how to make a city together at ‘It happens here.’. ’It happens here.’ is a 30-day long manifestation that celebrates initiative, experiment and interaction in urban planning. With an exhibition and a diverse programme in the monumental Amstelkerk in Amsterdam. Discover how citizens, pioneers, countercultures, architect
Playing Mahonda – High Rise wishes?
Mahonda , currently a small agricultural village north of Zanzibar Town, is planned to grow into a regional centre catering for a population of around 20,000 souls in 2035, according to the National Spatial Development Strategy developed by the Zanzibar Department of Urban and Rural Planning (DoURP) in 2015. As one of the many new urban developments initiated on the Unguja Island, Mahonda was chosen as a case study for a workshop aiming to test the adaptive planning principle
AAmatters in African Perspectives +12
Tomorrow we are presenting the Ng’ambo Atlas at the African Perspectives +12 Conference at TU Delft. The presentation is open to the public, come and join us in Berlagezaal 1, at 13:30 if you are around. ----------------- About the conference: African Perspectives on Planning, Design and Construction for Inclusive, Fair and Sustainable Urbanisation The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft (Bouwkunde) has a vision for strengthening ties with resear
The Exhibition on Coen Beeker ‘Urban Fields’ Continues its Journey! - Be aware: time change!
IHS will host the opening event for the exhibition on the 19th of March, starting at 15:30. Last year in March we held a symposium on the work of the Dutch urban planner Coen Beeker together with African Studies Centre Leiden. During the symposium we launched the publication The Beeker Method. Planning and Working on the Redevelopment of the African City: Retrospective Glances into the Future (available for download here) featuring contributions of practitioners and scholars
The Beeker Method: Planning and Working on the Redevelopment of the African City. Retrospective Glan
For the past couple of months we have been working hard to meet the deadline of ‘The Beeker Method: Planning and Working on the Redevelopment of the African City’ seminar. Not an easy task as we wished to keep our arrangements secret from Coen Beeker, at the same time as we made him the key-note speaker of what he thought would be a small seminar for students from the African Studies Centre. Looking back on March 23rd I think we managed, the seminar together with the publicat
The Beeker Method:Planning and Working on the Redevelopment of the African City.Retrospective Glance
Seminar, Exhibition and Book Launch, 23rd March 2017, 14.00 at African Studies Centre in Leiden. Coen Beeker is an unsung pioneer in bottom-up and participatory approach to urban planning with over 40 years of experience in Africa. During this international seminar, organized in partnership with the African Studies Centre Leiden, we will celebrate the work and thought of Beeker and take a retrospective glance at his achievements and their benefits for contemporary and future
Saturday 4 June: Ng’ambo Tuitakayo presentation at Mapinduzi Park (Michenzani) in Zanzibar
Join us, Saturday 4 June from 14-21hrs for the public presentation, with also music performances of Swahili Vibes, Tausi Taarab, Mwanadege, tours by Kawa Training Centre and an on site film show by ZIFF! In September 2015, the production of the Zanzibar City Centre Local Area Plan was taken in hand by a joint initiative of the Department of Urban and Rural Planning (DoURP), the City of Amsterdam and African Architecture Matters (AAMatters) with support from the Netherlands go
Finding Stories reviewed
The ‘Ajax Amsterdam maskan’ in Ng’ambo (Photo Marie Morel) Peter Pels - professor in the anthropology of sub-Saharan Africa at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of Leiden University - moderated the discussions in the afternoon sessions of the symposium ‘Finding Stories’ that took place on 30 January at Stadsherstel in Amsterdam. His report on the symposium has just been published on the Leiden Anthropology Blog. A good read! #Zanzibar #Amsterdam