Expert session:
Redesigning urban space

Pakhuis de Zwijger & Enter the Void


Pakhuis de Zwijger

Pakhuis de Zwijger is an Amsterdam based platform for the creative industries and social innovation in urban development with a community of over 77.000 City Makers. With on- and offline activity (approximately three events an evening) they address the urban challenges of today and the future. In 2014 Pakhuis de Zwijger initiated the platform New Europe – Cities in Transition, a European network of active citizens and participating professionals that are engaged in enhancing transition in their cities. The network evolves around the on- and offline exchange of knowledge and experiences among citizen driven initiatives throughout Europe and their institutional contexts, bringing it back to questions addressing democratic renewal: who owns the city? The platform connects City Embassies in all 28 capitals of the European Union and leads up to a City Makers Summit in May 2016, when Amsterdam hosts the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Pakhuis de Zwijger is represented by:

Charlot Schans
Program maker Pakhuis de Zwijger & projectleader New Europe

Dymphie Braun
Program maker Creative Industries Pakhuis de Zwijger

Enter the Void

The project ENTER THE VOID invites 30 international experts from the fields of youth, (sub-)culture, and city making to investigate the role of free spaces for young people in their self-organized cultural, social and political participation in four European capital cities from 2016-2017.

The project aims to set up a dialogue between young people and decision makers, flanked by multi-disciplinary experts, to facilitate the access of young people and their (sub-)cultural practices to urban space by exchanging international examples of good practice and inciting concrete action in the form of local satellite projects, informing ENTER THE VOID as laboratories for new solutions.

Redefining urban spaces

Expert session: Redesigning urban space

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