A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day is a collection of art in the form of drawings with text, with observations, thoughts and ideas about life, funny, clever, poetic, ironic and hilarious. A Perfect Day includes the work of more than 50 international artists. The exhibition takes place from 10 to 24 February 2012 in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.

Together with the curators of A Perfect Day we have created big and small events before the big opening on february 10th in the city of Amsterdam in collaboration with the American Book Centre, Concerto, 1,000 drawings, Stadsherstel, Kuvva a.o. We will keep you informed on this site and through facebook and twitter about the exact dates.

By Michiel — Posted February 2, 2012 — 5,202 Comments

26 January: A Perfect Day for 1000 Frames

Thursday the 26th of January, 1000 Drawings and A Perfect Day organize 1000 Frames, a collective animation drawing event for charity. Six artists have prepared the first layers of an animation that will be completed by the visitors. The animation and drawings will be shown at the A Perfect Day exhibition in the Westergasfabriek; and afterwards the drawings will be sold at the next 1000 Drawings event. With music, drinks, interviews, animation-screenings and more.

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By Michiel — Posted January 17, 2012 — 5,445 Comments

Co-hosting international forum Urban Heritage Inc.

This spring we will be co-hosting a forum entitled Urban Heritage Inc., Public-private partnership meets heritage preservation. The forum deals with the question whether public-private companies can save historic cities that are under threat from neglect or over-exploitation? More specifically it focuses on the pros and cons of UNESCO-enlistment.

The forum takes place from 31 March until 2 April 2011 in Church De Duif in Amsterdam. Stadsherstel, a company for restoration and urban heritage redevelopment, is hosting this forum in cooperation with three official partners; the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and the Municipality of Amsterdam. We are part of the organizing committee and will be moderating one of the panel discussions.

The second day of the forum, Friday 1 April, is open to the public. Journalist and ‘urban writer’ Tracy Metz, described as the Dutch Jane Jacobs, will be the moderator during the entire programme.  Parallel to the main forum a special workshop for students and young professionals will take place, co-ordinated by Creative Urbans and resulting in new proposals for the re-use of old buildings in the city.

For updates on the programme and the list of speakers, please check the forum’s website.

By Juha — Posted February 19, 2011 — 40 Comments

Strategic innovation for Stadsherstel and Zaanse Schans

Stadsherstel Amsterdam has asked us to help this property-preservation-and-regeneration-company to develop a new strategy and a series of interventions and public services for the Zaanse Schans, a conservation area near Amsterdam with windmills and wooden buildings. We are currently analyzing the problems and potentialities of the place, before we will organize a set of groundbreaking meetings and other activities in the course of 2011, culminating in a week-long ‘heritage marathon’ in the second half of June. As always, we will look for a mix of means and methods, taking our inspiration from near and far and involving experts from many different backgrounds. Read more.

By Juha — Posted February 19, 2011 — 9,492 Comments