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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…

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…

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…

NDSM Energy Cooperation

In order to provide the NDSM Shipyard with sustainable and environmentally friendly energy, Eva started the project “De Energiemaatschappij, dat zijn wij” (We are the Energy Society) in cooperation with advisory commission NEWNRG. The Energy Society is all about recycling, new ideas, and practical applications. Examples of this are the installation of a heat pump [&hellip…

Metabolic

Metabolic began in the Fall of 2012 with the mission to put sustainable development into practice. Metabolic had its first Amsterdam office in Eva de Klerk’s containers, which kept us thinking big and fueled our energy for catalyzing global systems change. We used the space primarily for meetings; the container city at NDSM had the uncanny ability to take [&hellip…