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About Eva

“First comes the community, second comes the planner” Eva de Klerk is a bottom-up city developer. She is driven by a relentless passion, commitment and devotion for the community and the utilization of urban areas. Eva relishes the areas that are deserted no-go zones – which cities have all over the globe. Areas that are negatively [&hellip…

Alps

When studying Communications, Eva travelled around the world for a few years to become a war correspondent. In 1995, she wanted some peace and quiet, and headed into the Alps as a goat herder. Every year, Swiss farmers were looking for young people to take on the care of a herd of goats. Her daily [&hellip…

Eva’s container office

“Build your own workspace” On the first and second floor in the Kunststad (Art City), Eva transformed three containers into her office. The first container is her archive and office. The second container has a conference area with a kitchen and the third, smallest, container is an open office for special guests, interns and students, [&hellip…

Klaus Overmeyer, UC Berlin

I’ve known Eva since her euphoric involvement in the activation of the NDSM Wharf in North Amsterdam. She was a great example of convincing bottom-up urban development for our research project Urban Catalyst – self-determination, an intelligent network and full of vitality. Eva recently helped us substantially by giving us pointers at an expert workshop [&hellip…

Layana Mokoginta, PR Mansion

Power, passion and vision, this characterises Eva best when she sketches how urban development could be done. Economic, social and cultural development can go hand in hand, that is her absolute conviction. She’s surprisingly down to earth, when she combines an economic approach with her business views on creativity and entrepreneurship. But she does this [&hellip…

Jeroen Saris, de stad bv

Few people are as autonomous as Eva. It’s not in the solitude of her studio, but right at the centre of society that she is at her best and inspires others to do the same. Eva doesn’t wait around for something to happen, but stimulates others to take fate into their own hands and create [&hellip…

Krishna Kaur, film maker

Eva was born in Amsterdam in 1965 but spent the first decade of her life in England, returning at the age of ten she went on to study psychology and communica- tions and has spent the last fifteen years at the fore front of arts and culture development movement. Working through localized communities in deprived [&hellip…