This week started with the emotional tribute for mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, who announced this week he needed to stop his work because of his sickness. Thursday, I was at the opening of the Unseen photography festival. I especially loved the new work of Charlotte Dumas about wild horses in Japan. In the weekend, I went to the San Sebastian Festival with the ladiesclub of EYE filmmuseum. Baptist stayed home and went to the opening ‘Traces of War’ of photographer Jan Banning at gallery Fontana.
Again, a week full discoveries in Barcelona. I couldn’t believe I have never been to Hospital Sant Pau before, an amazing art nouveau building in the middle of the city. Also another ‘modernismo’ building opened up its doors to the public: Casa del Punxes which I can see from my apartment and now I got a chance to get a look inside. In Alella, a small town near Barcelona where we celebrated the grape harvest, we saw a glimpse of the huge impact of the upcoming referendum about Catalan Independence: Keep calm and speak Catalan!
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…
This week were my first days of vacation. I took the overnight boat to Scotland, quite an adventure in itself. Of course I had to finish some work before: a inspiring (and yummy!) thinking dinner in our Salon, a meeting at Booking for the John Adams Institute and the summer party of New Angle.
This week I moderated a debate at Funda about how we can design a dreamhouse based on the real data of consumerwishes and I presented the winner of the Amsterdam Street Art award. Also, I give you a behind the scenes of my talkshow Stadsleven and I went to Antwerp to see the Margiela exhibition in the Fashion Museum.