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September 18 in Amsterdam

Netherlands: Artists talk about future Floriade

As part of the summer program of Zone2Source, Krijn Christiaansen and Cathelijne Montens (KCCM) have been researching the history of the Amstelpark over the past few months. The Amstelpark was established for a horticulture exhibition, the Floriade, in 1972.

Many residues of this Floriade are, although sometimes neglected, still visible in the park. Should we simply leave them aside or can they be a point of departure for developing new scenarios?

Archival research and fieldwork led to tentative strategies to provide this heritage with a new context and thus create a renewed experience of the park.

These strategies are the starting point for a discussion in which four experts reflect on the working methods and give answers to what the meaning of the spatial and innovative heritage of this Floriade can be.

Jeroen Boomgaard
lector at the Research Institute for Art and Public Space, Gerrit Rietveld Academie and head of the Master Artistic Research, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Carola Hein
professor and Head, Chair History of Architecture and Urban Planning, TU Delft

Jan Kolen
professor in Landscape Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Universiteit Leiden, Centre for Global Heritage and Development

Henk Meijer
project director Floriade 2022

Krijn Christiaansen & Cathelijne Montens
public space and landscape designers, KCCM

Vladimir Stissi
professor in Archaeology, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Supported by:
Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, LAPS, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord-Holland, Stichting Stokroos

For more information
Krijn Christiaansen
Email: [email protected]
T: +31 (0)6 248 70 828
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