Film Screening: Urban Tides


Time: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 5-7 pm

Location: REC-M 1.01, Plantage Muidergracht 12, 1018 TV Amsterdam (map it)

In collaboration with Metabolic Foundation, the ASCA Cities Project is hosting a free public screening of the documentary URBAN TIDES about the making of De Ceuvel cleantech creative space in Amsterdam-Noord. The screening will be followed by a debate about creativity and sustainable urban development with:

Pedram Dibazar (University of Amsterdam)

Simone Eleveld (Filmmaker)

Christoph Lindner (University of Amsterdam)

Miriam Meissner (Lancaster University)

Cynthia Mooij (Metabolic Foundation)

About the film:

URBAN TIDES is a documentary by Simone Eleveld about the making of De Ceuvel in Amsterdam-Noord. After the crisis in 2008, it seemed urban development had come to a standstill for a while. But to some people the empty plots of land seemed to beg to be put to good use. Abandoned shipyard De Ceuvel was one of these places. In 2012 a multidisciplinary group took the initiative to turn this empty and polluted piece of land into a work- and meeting place. Proving that you don’t need money to develop an area, they decided to use a DIY approach and construct offices out of a very common Dutch waste product: scrap houseboats. URBAN TIDES documents the realization of a dream by an odd collection of visionary urbanites and how its unintended side effects are highlighting challenges familiar to cities and communities around the world.

More information about the film is available here.