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Superdiversity

Workshop with sociologist Linda ZuijderwijkCrimson Historians & Urbanists, photographer Florian Braakman and the Niteshop (Concrete Blossom), aimed at getting a deeper understanding of the Superdiverse makeup of the population. Taking place from 27 May – 14 June 2024. The workshop is fully booked.

Course description

Because of the port and its connection with the rest of the globe, Rotterdam has always attracted people from all over the world. Nowadays over 170 different nationalities call the city their home. The population has become so diverse that Rotterdam has become part of a worldwide family of Majority-Minority cities – meaning that more than half of the population has a migration background. And, not just the number of nationalities has increased: as generations pass, also the diversity within the different migrant groups has become increasingly complex and as anthropologists call it: Superdiverse.  

In this workshop we will be working together with sociologist Linda ZuijderwijkCrimson Historians & Urbanists , photographer Florian Braakman and the Niteshop (Concrete Blossom). You will learn and develop methods for interviewing people, to record locations and conversations, to interpret what we see and to retell it in pictures, maps and stories, with the aim to get a deeper understanding of the Superdiverse makeup of the population.

This block is part of our 12 week programme This is Tomorrow. The workshop is fully booked.

Programme

Monday 27 May 2024
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and introduction
10:30 – 12:30 Presentation and conversation by sociologist Linda Zuiderwijk
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15.00 Desktopresearch BoTu
15.00 – 17:00 Presentation by photographer Florian Braakman + conversation

Tuesday 28 May 2024
10:00 – 12:00 Lecture by Arnold Reijndorp (tbc)
12:00 – 12:30 Prepare fieldwork and interviews
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Prepare fieldwork
14:30 – 17:00 Fieldwork

Wednesday 29 May 2024
10:00 – 11:30 Conversation on first findings
11:30 – 17:00 Fieldwork

Thursday 30 May 2024
10:00 – 12:30 Fieldwork
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 17:00 Walk around Katendrecht (tbc)

Friday 31 May 2024
10:00 – 12:30 Process and order results fieldwork
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Process and order results
15:00 – 17:00 Presentations

Monday 3 June 2024
10:00 – 11:30 Introduction by Crimson: What is an urban strategy? 
13:00 – 16.00 Visit BoTu with Niteshop
16:00 – 17:00 Develop first ideas for urban strategy 

Tuesday 4 June 2024
10:00 – 12:30 Work on urban strategy
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Lecture (tbc)
15:00 – 17:00 Work on urban strategy

Wednesday 5 June 2024
10:00 – 12:30 Work on urban strategy
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Work on urban strategy
15:00 – 17:00 Presentation & conversation

Thurday 6 June 2024
10:00 – 17:00 Finalise urban strategy

Friday 7 June 2024
10:00 – 12:30 Prepare for presentation
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Prepare for presentation
15:00 – 17:00 Presentations with Nite Shop, Linda Zuiderwijk, Leeke Reijnders e.a.

Monday 10 June 2024 – Wednesday 12 June 2024
Work on output, write and edit text. Create a collective final product

Thursday 13 June 2024
Present the results at Visserijplein market

Friday 14 June 2024
Wrap up

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