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Book ‘Make Your City’

In cities driven by economic gain, there is not much room for those who do not rightly fit within established structures. And even if they are given a spot, they are obliged to vacate it as soon as more profitable activities present themselves. The history of the NDSM shipyard in Amsterdam demonstrates the power of [&hellip…

Experimental zone Westpoort

Commissioned by Amsterdam-New West Eva conducted a survey in 2016 for the development of two experimental plots in Westpoort. The study led to two scenarios…

Heesterveld

In 2009, the building complex Heesterveld, located in Amsterdam-Zuidoost, was the last bit left of the original Bijlmer. The characteristic architecture of Jan van Gool was still in its original condition, but Heesterveld was suffering from unemployment, crime, drug dealing in the basement, and neglected porches and outside spaces. Housing corporation Ymere wanted to demolish [&hellip…

Skate park Amsterdam

In 2005, Skatepark Amsterdam was built inside the shipbuilding hall, next to Kunststad (Art City). Skaters from Vrieshuis Amerika, one of the cleared squats along the river IJ, came together and applied themselves to building a new skate park in the NDSM hall. Eva helped them realize this project. She arranged financing and coached the skaters [&hellip…

Cafe-restaurant Noorderlicht

A group of young women from Amsterdam once investigated building with straw bales and catering. They had built houses with recycled materials before, at Westerdok and the ADM terrain. Now, they turned to straw as building material. Stro & Co (Straw and Co.) was founded, and, after various straw-building projects across the world, they erected [&hellip…

Art City NDSM

In 2007, Kunststad arose inside the large shipbuilding hall of the NDSM Shipyard. Kunststad (Art City) is a city designed and built by the citizens themselves, with 80 studios and business premises, 12 large theatre workshops, and an indoor skate park. To get as much creative freedom and diversity as possible, it was decided to [&hellip…

Hip hop school

Hip-hop school Solid Ground Movement. From 2007 to 2009, Eva was the temporary business manager of Solid Ground Movement, the first hip-hop school and theatre workshop of Amsterdam focusing on quality, development, and hip-hop as an art form. It was started by Alida Dors and Bryan Druiventak, pioneers of the Dutch hip-hop culture and active [&hellip…

Lectures

Eva is often asked to give lectures and tours about and of the NDSM Shipyard. The transformation of the NDSM Shipyard from derelict industrial site to cultural hotspot has attracted a lot of attention, both at home and abroad. Scientists, developers and culture experts have called it one of the most unique projects in the [&hellip…