TRACY•TV #19 – Carel Willink, my start in journalism and Singapore

TRACY•TV #19 – Carel Willink, my start in journalism and Singapore

This week I take you with me when I visited the MuseumMore exhibition which featured art of Carel Willink. Later this week I travelled from the beautiful Dutch skies of Willink to Singapore, where I was keynote speaker at the DRIA congress on water resilience. Furthermore, Mieke Dings showed me the National Museum in Singapore, and I interviewed architect Richard Hassell on vertical gardens. And in my weekly radio column I tell you about my very exciting start of my carreer in journalism…

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De stad in De Ochtend: erfenis van de kraakbeweging

De stad in De Ochtend: erfenis van de kraakbeweging

Elke dinsdag ben ik voor het nieuws van 11 uur te gast in het KRO NCRV programma De Ochtend op Radio 1 om actuele ontwikkelingen op het gebied van architectuur en stedelijk leven te bespreken. Na de ‘leefstraten’ van vorige week nu deel 2 van het thema ‘de stedeling herovert zijn stad’: de erfenis van de kraakbeweging. Wat je ook van het kraken mag vinden, de kraakbeweging heeft laten zien dat veel leegstaande panden waarde hadden – en dat je zelf in actie kunt komen om je de stad toe te eigenen.

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TRACY•TV #18 -‘Living streets’, squatters and the Canal Festival

TRACY•TV #18 -‘Living streets’, squatters and the Canal Festival

Citydwellers are reclaiming the streets! See the ‘leefstraten’, the ‘living streets’, like the Kersstraat in Utrecht, where for a few weeks the neighborhood uses the space normally reserved for cars. And in the New Institute, curator René Boer reflects on how decades of squatting have impacted the city of today. And meanwhile there is music on the canals of Amsterdam, thanks to the Canal Festival!

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TRACY•TV #12 – Esther Agricola, Rijksmuseum garden party, renovation Maastunnel

TRACY•TV #12 – Esther Agricola, Rijksmuseum garden party, renovation Maastunnel

One of the reasons I love Amsterdam is because there is always something unexpected happening – like a choir singing classical music on a boat in the canal and a whole parade of naked cyclists passing by my kitchen window. No wonder more and more people want to live here. But how to house them all? I spoke about this with Esther Agricola, head of Planning and Sustainability of the city of Amsterdam. And again lots of parties this week: I went to the Rijksmuseum garden party (tout everybody is there) surrounded by the artworks of Jean Dubuffet and the Fontana Gallery summer party. At my weekly radio gig I talked about the renovation of Rotterdam’ s iconic Maastunnel and sang a happy birthday song for my husband Baptist.

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