I know I’ve mostly been using this website to post freelance writing so far, but since I’ve also been working on some entirely different projects I’d like to share them as well. No Answer is a 5-episode web series about a call center that I co-wrote, co-produced and co-directed. You should definitely like the page on Facebook, subscribe to the YouTube channel, and follow us on Twitter, too.
There are two pieces of mine in the 16th issue of Elephant. One is an interview with Berlinde de Bruyckere, who represented Belgium in the Venice Biennale, the other is an essay about Vdrome (an art-meets-cinema online video platform brought to you by Mousse Magazine). Buy it wherever you get your cool art mags.
Second and last part of my overview on new forms of crisis urbanism in the Netherlands. After discussing time-based planning and neighborhood regeneration with Kristian Koreman of ZUS and Carolien Ligtenberg from BureauZWIRT, this time I had a chat with Bart de Groot and Christophe Veen (Beehives) and Mediamatic founder Willem Velthoven. We discussed anti-squat and how this spreading Dutch practice can be tweaked to actually benefit neighborhoods and the creative industries instead of only real-estate developers. Read it all here.
I wrote a report of my (almost) 24 hours in Holland’s second city, in occasion of the convergence of a remarkable series of cultural events. Have a read here.
The first part of a long piece of mine about crisis-proof urbanism is out today at Domus. I interviewed four practices that are currently working with temporary re-programming of underused neighborhoods in The Netherlands.
This week: ZUS and other urbanists rejuvenate Rotterdam’s Central District by populating its vacant office buildings with new business; the iconic Kleiburg building in Amsterdam’s Bijlmer gets re-branded as a hotspot for creative, low-cost housing by BureauM.E.S.T. (+ more on time-based urbanism from BureauZWIRT).