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.
25/09/2020 - Online event “The Masterplan”
The first School’s Out! after the summer holiday is a special one! The architect and author Reinier de Graaf will unveil the unpublished manuscript to his novel “The Masterplan”. Like his highly acclaimed collection of essays ‘Four Walls and a Roof’, his laters book is a pitiless meditation on the paradoxes and dilemma’s of the architectural profession. But as a novel it is also a highly personal foray into how this profession attracts and transforms certain characters, and a broad panorama of a relentlessly urbanising world.
The presentation will take the form of a conversation with Michelle Provoost and Wouter Vanstiphout, members of the Independent School for the City’s Dean Team. The event will be live streamed on 25 September at 19:00.
16/10/2020 - Online International Symposium with International New Town Institute
Tickets: 15 Euro
During this 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. More info here
With contributions by: Maarten van Poelgeest & Marije Raap (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), Han van de Wetering (Van de Wetering Atelier für Städtebau GmbH), Arie Lenkeek (programmaker Arie Lengkeek / commongrounds), Leonie Andriesse (Municipality Rotterdam and Lina Hurlin (Mietshäuser Syndikat).
24 January 2020
School Party 2020 + Talk by Sam Jacob
Tuesday 21 January 2020
Public Lecture Central District by Platform Wederopbouw Rotterdam
22 November 2019
American planning association Benelux Meetup
3 October 2019
New Territorial Narratives - about photography as a research tool. With Urban Reports, Theo Baart and the Nederlands Fotomuseum.
26 September 2019
Post 65: Verkenning naar erfgoed uit 1965–1990
11 July 2019
Bookpresentation: City of Comings and Goings
6 June 2019
Expert Meeting 'Wie betaald de stad' with Vers Beton
31 May 2019
Workshop Rotterdamse Dakendagen
11 April 2019
‘Dutch Designs for a Cycling Country’, Presentation of results organised by Board of Government Advisors
10 April 2019
Expert meeting with Ben Judah
9 April 2019
Platform Wederopbouw, focus group reconstruction of the Rotterdam Central District area.
7 March 2019
Archiprix Rotterdam Meeting and presentation on M4H, Nieuw Matheness
14 February 2019
Groeikernenkring with the International New Town Institute
26 January 2019
Workshop ‘Pouring Concrete Planters’ by Maria Lisogorskaya (Assemble) & Tomas Dirrix
16 November 2018
TU Delft Minor ‘House for the future’ presentation of results
International New Town Day 2018, ‘New Town Boom Town’
19 October 2018
Opening event Independent School for the City.