Still City

Tokyo Totem, A Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo Totem, A Guide to Tokyo

6:30 PM, 30 October 2015 the release of a unique book on Tokyo will be celebrated with a party and exhibition at the UltraSuperNew Gallery in Harajuku, Tokyo. This publication is the result of a collaboration between international and Japanese authors and makers from various disciplines, ranging from art to […]

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Luchtsingel

Hack de Stad!

Hoe hackers en een nieuwe generatie architecten ons een maakbaarheidsideaal aanreiken voor de uitgebouwde stad. Lees het essay Het essay werd ‘Hack de stad!’ werd geschreven in het kader van het project de Vuurlinie en het onderzoeksproject Het Werklokaal dat Monnik onderneemt in samenwerking met Bureau Europa. Hier mee is […]

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A Romantic Idol

A Romantic Idol

This weekend we explored Lelystad (Netherlands) in advance of a comparative study to new towns Marl (Germany), Lelystad (Holland) and Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgian). (Before I put the next idea on paper I must say that I had a great time exploring Lelystad! These feelings and ideas come from a good place.) After four days of […]

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Master – Apprentice

Master – Apprentice

In an interesting move Dutch minister Bussemaker recently announced the expansion of the master-apprentice system in MBO (middle level professional education) education. This system, which according to her, resembles the old guild system, is now in place for o.a. goldsmiths, pastry chefs andchimney sweeps and will be extended to include […]

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Growth = War

Growth = War

  The growth economy is really a war economy. This is what I recently learnt when reading Rutger Bregman‘s piece (NL) on de Correspondent “Leugens, grove leugens en het bbp“. Bregman writes that: “According to some historians the invention of the GDP has been more important than the invention of […]

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Stillness Matrix

Stillness Matrix

Thinking about the idea of the Still City, I came upon an idea for a matrix that might help in asking the question; what is Stillness? How does Stillness for instance relate to notions such as progress, regress, shrinkage, or growth? I wondered if these notions could be ordered on […]

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Power to the People

Power to the People

As part of our research for the Still City Project we are diving into the cooperative economy in collaboration with Amsterdam Energie, and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam, HVA). Power to the People is a joint ‘action = analysis’ research project that investigates the cooperative business model. A model that […]

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