TRACY•TV #21 – Ramblas Barcelona, Circl Pavillion, Zhao Renhui

TRACY•TV #21 – Ramblas Barcelona, Circl Pavillion, Zhao Renhui

Barcelona proves resilient after the terrorist attack on the Ramblas 2 weeks ago. There’s still much grief, but luckily life went also on. Still, impressive to see. I am not only eating delicious calamari here, but also working, on an interview with zoologist artist Zhao Renhui and my weekly radio column, this time on the Afsluitdijk. Also, I saw this week the brandnew Circl Pavillion of ABN Amro at the Zuidas in Amsterdam. Although…brandnew…? Everything is made from used materials, even jeans from the employees!

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TRACY•TV #20 – Canal Festival, Amsterdam Art Prize and Marker Wadden

TRACY•TV #20 – Canal Festival, Amsterdam Art Prize and Marker Wadden

Busy week again! I take you with me to the Canal Festival of which we hosted a saxophone concert in our StadsSalon, and the award ceremony of the Amsterdam Art Prize. Also I visited Sportcomplex Mercator for a story on green façades, the Singer Laren for an interview with Oscar Vos of KRFT and in the weekend I travelled with the Amsterdam Architecture Academy to the Marker Wadden to amaze myself about this man-made nature.

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De stad in De Ochtend: Marker Wadden, gebouwde natuur

De stad in De Ochtend: Marker Wadden, gebouwde natuur

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. Vandaag gaat het over iets oer- en oer-Hollands namelijk nieuw land, het maken van land uit water. Dat gebeurt nu in het Markermeer, waar vorig jaar begonnen is met de aanleg van vijf nieuwe eilanden.

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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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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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