independent school for the city
Jan 18
The Polder of Babel 2024

A Community of Learning, specifically developed for employees of the Municipality of Rotterdam (departments SO, MO and Urban Management) taking place on 18 January, 27 February 2024, 21 March 2024 and 11 April 2024.

Jan 26
School’s Out! #38 – XL Edition with Jacob van Rijs

Friday 26 January. A festive start of 2024 with drinks, snacks, dj’s, and a talk by Jacob van Rijs (MVRDV), DJ Steve Balearics, DJ Zena- Rae and a special performance by Elisa and Seré. Tickets available for 5 euro. Friday 26 January 2024, 20:00 – Late (Doors open at 19:00)

Feb 23
School’s Out! #39 with Barbara Stok

School’s Out! #39 with Barbara Stok. A lecture, drinks, bites and a short movie

Mar 28
Housing debate: Alternatieven voor eigenaarschap

Alternatieven voor eigenaarschap (Alternatives to Ownership) is a debate evening organized by Amateur Cities. During the event, invited speakers, designers and the audience will discuss the role that alternative forms of home ownership – organized around sharing or commons – can play in addressing the housing crisis. How can these alternative forms of ownership be realized, and what steps can we take now to build differently in the future? Thursday, March 28, 19:30 – 21:00, tickets can be reserved here for free. Please note that this event is in Dutch.

Mar 29
School’s Out! #40 with Donna van Milligen Bielke

School’s Out! #40 with Donna van Milligen Bielke. A lecture, drinks, bites and a short movie

Apr 01
This is Tomorrow

A unique 12-week education programme on contemporary urbanism, dealing with the Anthropocene, Superdiversity and Right to the City, taking place from 01 April till 21 June 2024. Application closed.

Apr 15
Right to the city

Studio with Loom: practice for cultural transformation, exploring to what extent city dwellers can contribute to shaping their urban surroundings in this day and age. Taking place from 15 April – 03 May 2024.

Apr 19
School’s Out! #41 with Camiel van Winkel

School’s Out! #41 with art historian and author Camiel van Winkel on his latest publication Lichaam en Steen (Body and Stone), followed by movie screening.

May 06
The +2,5 Degree City

Workshop with Dirk Sijmons and Hemann Kossman, exploring the predicted effects of a 2,5°C temperature rise on the Netherlands. Taking place from 06 – 24 May 2024.

May 07
TUDelft Climate Action Film Club: Future made in Holland

Documentary and debate of the screening “Future Made in Holland” on the legacy of past spatial and engineering projects and the future perspectives these empower in citizens. Part of Reporting space, time and everyday life in the Delta organized by TUDelft Climate Action Film Club. Tuesday 7 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00. Tickets can be reserved here for free.

May 25
Changing Perspectives with Observatorium

A four-day studio spread over 6 weeks in May and June, creating a scenario for an Urban Oasis with Observatorium – a studio for public art and place-making. Taking place on 25 May and 6, 28 & 29 June 2024

May 27

Workshop with sociologist Linda ZuijderwijkCrimson, photographer Florian Braakman and others, aimed at getting a deeper understanding of the Superdiverse makeup of the population. Taking place from 27 May – 14 June 2024.

May 31
School’s Out! #42 with Rohan Shivkumar

School’s Out! #42 with filmmaker and architect Rohan Shivkumar. A lecture, drinks, bites and a short movie

Jun 28
School’s Out! #43 with Wouter Vanstiphout

A book presentation of ‘Autonoom: 100% Carel Weeber’ on the life and work of architect Carel Weeber, including a film program, followed by drinks and bites.