The Independent School for the City organizes various public events, addressing topics that responds to current relevant issues in urbanisation, and offers a platform to other organisation dealing with the city. The events are accessible to all 'urban' professionals in Rotterdam and beyond.
On the 14th of May, The International New Town Institute and the Independent School for the City will host the International symposium Taking Back Housing! Tickets are available for 15 Euros.During the symposium, speakers from the Netherlands and abroad will talk about the challenges of alternative housing projects, such as housing cooperatives, DIY builders, former squatters and developing architects. These projects radically challenge the conventional planning methods. There are many obstacles to overcome, mostly in the institutional unwillingness or inability to deal with non-professionals or with a not-for-profit approach. Who and what is holding back these projects? What can be done about it? During the symposium Taking Back Housing! we will bring together examples to clearly state the problem and to formulate ways forward.
With contributions by: Maarten van Poelgeest (stimulating housing cooperatives in Amsterdam), Jacqueline Tellinga (project leader private builders in New Town Almere), Laura Weeber (architect and advisor Urbannerdam), Marc Koehler (developing architect, MKA), Ninke Happel (Het Rotterdams Woongenootschap), Gerard Roemers (Wooncoöperatie De Warren), Piet Vollaard (City in the Making) and Han van de Wetering (Van de Wetering Atelier für Städtebau GmbH). *Note: The Eurovision Songfestival will take place in Rotterdam on the 12th, the 14th and the 16th of May. It might be difficult to find accommodation in Rotterdam during this period. We recommend international visitor to look for places in Delft, Leiden, The Hague or Amsterdam, which are all well within an hour of train travel to Rotterdam.
05 March 2020Worldmaking - Cities and Architecture on the Cold War Frontier
24 January 2020School Party 2020 + Talk by Sam Jacob
Tuesday 21 January 2020Public Lecture Central District by Platform Wederopbouw Rotterdam
22 November 2019American planning association Benelux Meetup
3 October 2019New Territorial Narratives - about photography as a research tool. With Urban Reports, Theo Baart and the Nederlands Fotomuseum.
26 September 2019Post 65: Verkenning naar erfgoed uit 1965–1990
11 July 2019Bookpresentation: City of Comings and Goings
6 June 2019Expert Meeting 'Wie betaald de stad' with Vers Beton
31 May 2019Workshop Rotterdamse Dakendagen
11 April 2019‘Dutch Designs for a Cycling Country’, Presentation of results organised by Board of Government Advisors
10 April 2019Expert meeting with Ben Judah
9 April 2019Platform Wederopbouw, focus group reconstruction of the Rotterdam Central District area.
7 March 2019Archiprix Rotterdam Meeting and presentation on M4H, Nieuw Matheness
14 February 2019Groeikernenkring with the International New Town Institute
26 January 2019Workshop ‘Pouring Concrete Planters’ by Maria Lisogorskaya (Assemble) & Tomas Dirrix
16 November 2018TU Delft Minor ‘House for the future’ presentation of results
15 November2018International New Town Day 2018, ‘New Town Boom Town’
19 October 2018 Opening event Independent School for the City.