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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…

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…

Dazzleville

The temporary studio village Dazzleville arose on grounds of the NDSM Shipyard in 2003. It was built to house the artists during the renovation of the shipbuilding hall. Brightly coloured studios accommodated around 20 creatives. Once the renovation of the hall was complete, the Dazzleville residents moved into Kunststad and the village was demolished. Dazzlevile [&hellip…