Kick-off Centrinno: Made in Amsterdam

Will (young) Amsterdammers be able to practice a profession other than computers and knowledge work in ten years' time? Will we be able to build, repair or further develop the city ourselves? With rising prices of land, rent and houses, it is becoming increasingly complex in Amsterdam to find places that offer space for makership and other forms of urban industry, while Amsterdam aims to be fully circular by 2050.

At a time when we have to reinvent our life in the city under the pressure of a changing climate, there is a great need for craftsmanship that actually makes the sustainable transition possible. What can makers, companies, educational institutions and government do together to strengthen the maker culture in the city?

On Wednesday, October 6, Marleen Dijkhof from Schoenmakerette, Hester Dibbits from Reinwardt Academy, Indira Von Oven from Wood and Furniture College, Huib Koel from Made Up North, and others will discuss urban building, the work perspective of craftsmanship, land prices and what it means to to learn to weld.

Come live to the kick-off at Pakhuis de Zwijger or watch online.


In collaboration with Pakhuis de Zwijger and Wood and Furniture College. The program is a public presentation of Centrinno. In this European project we investigate how the manufacturing culture in industrial heritage areas can contribute to inclusive and sustainable cities.



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The Centrinno project is financed by the research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 of the European Union under grant no. 869595.