Dates: Sept 13th to Oct 15th Times: Thur to Sun 12h-18h Entrance: Free
Treehouse NDSM is located in NDSM, an industrial area and former shipyard in the north of Amsterdam. Since it became a residential and business district, new buildings are being constructed and the number of inhabitants is increasing. Currently, the municipality of Amsterdam is carrying out different studies to define the future of NDSM. Landscape architects are looking into various options with which to bring more greenery to the neighbourhood, and an ecological map of Amsterdam Noord is being created to designate which zones need to be protected.
ART PARK: FINDING NATURAL BEAUTY IN NORTH
The exhibition Art Park seeks to reflect on the meaning of the presence (or absence) of Nature in the city. Why is it important to include and preserve green spaces inside the city? In what aspect is the cohabitation and protection of other species essential for human life and survival? What can we learn from Nature?
Humans are building more, mainly to make cities larger to accommodate a growing population. This has immense consequences not only on the surrounding environments, but also in further away places where the materials for construction are sourced.
Frequently, city planners think about green spaces only once new buildings have been constructed, putting Nature in a secondary role. How can we make the city more inclusive for its native Nature? Are there creative ways to re-think Nature within urban public spaces? As a response to the new ecological map conceptualised by the city’s landscapers, we invited artists to present their perspectives on different aspects of the role of Nature in the area.
Throughout the exhibition, various art workshops and side activities will be organised, such as talks with local environmentalists, ecology experts and artists, performance evenings, and a market with local products and nature healers from Amsterdam Noord.
September 13th at 17h | Opening with an artist tour, Nature-mapping workshop and a Urban Weeds walk with the artist Alejandra Díaz-Guerra
September 28th | NDSM Get Lost: exhibition will stay open until 21h30
October 1st | Garden Party with workshops (for adults and kids), local market with Boeren and buren, music and bites!
October 12th | Performance evening with Talking Trees concert and GREEN GLITCH performance
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Mandy Metz, Can Bora, Peter de Boer, Valentin Bakardjiev, Matthias Vico Persson, Moon van Drunen, Bas Burghard, Alejandra Díaz-Guerra Acedo, Bert Barten, Esther Kin, Eveline Alders, Merel Schoutendorp and Anna Berendsen.