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A four day introduction week at FabCity and Pakhuis de Zwijger for the students who will be occupying the campus and the city for three months.
With amongst others
Eberhard van der Laan
Mayor of Amsterdam
The students will look into specific urban issues in ten urban areas. Following the four-day kick-off at Pakhuis de Zwijger and FabCity and a visit to the Innovation Expo around the A-Lab (April 14) they will set off for their research into the different areas.
Today we have scheduled a full programme from 09:30 a.m. till 19:00 p.m. The kick-off starts in the morning with an official and festive opening of the campus on the head of Java Island.* Amongst others, Jet Bussemaker (Minister of Education, Culture and Science) and Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan will be present.
The programme continues at the nearby Pakhuis de Zwijger. After a warm welcome by Egbert Fransen (director Pakhuis de Zwijger / EU2016 cultural intendant), we will talk about big trends and stories from different angles. Lucas de Man performs his play In Search of Europe and Arjan van Timmeren, Henk Ovink and Eva Gladek will give an inspiring lecture.
In the late afternoon, students will debate the subject of ‘Future Skills & Creative Entrepeneurship’ with different EU delegates, guided by Farid Tabarki.**
Schedule day 1
09:30 Gathering at FabCity, Kop Java-island
10:00 Official Opening of FabCity and the Off-Campus student programme
With minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker and Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan
10.30 Departure to Pakhuis de Zwijger, for continuation programme
10.45 Reception with coffee and tea at Pakhuis de Zwijger (second floor)
11.05 Opening by Christel van de Craats (Europe by People)
11:15 Performance Lucas de Man at Pakhuis de Zwijger: In Search of Europe (Grote Zaal)
In Search of Europe, is a journey through Europe in search of visionaries. It is inspired by the chaos of our continent in crisis, by the breakdown of old systems and by the exciting possibilities of new practices.
12:45 Lunch break
13.45 Continuation programme at Pakhuis de Zwijger (Grote Zaal)
Welcome by moderator Natasja van den Berg
13:55 Lecture given by Arjan van Timmeren
Arjan van Timmeren is professor in Environmental Technology & Design at TU Delft and Scientific Director of AMS Institute; the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions. Arjan says we are at a turning point; How do we organise the ubiquity of ICT and smart systems in the cities to build Smart Cities?
14.25 Pitch #01 by FabCity project: 'Wikkelhouse' by Rick Buchter
Rick Buchter is co-developer of the Wikkelhouse; a sustainable moveable design house 'wrapped' in cardboard
14:30 Lecture given by Henk Ovink
Henk Ovink is Special Envoy for International Water Affairs in the Netherlands and has served as a senior advisor to the American Federal Government and the former Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Taskforce instituted by President Obama. What began as a new kind of design competition (Rebuild by Design) in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, has transformed into an innovative process that places local communities and civic leaders at the heart of a robust, interdisciplinary, creative process to generate implementable solutions for a more resilient region.
15.00 Pitch #02 by FabCity project: 'Netwerk Democratie dome' by Josien Pieterse
Josien Pieterse is founder of Netwerk Democratie, an organization committed to a flexible democracy within which citizens are more involved and, with the use of technology, actively contribute.
15.05 Lecture given by Eva Gladek
Eva Gladek is founder and CEO of Metabolic, a systems consulting and cleantech development firm based in Amsterdam. They advise, develop and build. Eva has a Master’s in Industrial Environmental Management from Yale University and is an expert in technical environmental management techniques such as Life Cycle Assessment and Material Flow Analysis.
15.35 Pitch #03 by FabCity project: 'Wasted' by Francesca Miazzo
Wasted uses plastic to create added value for the neighbourhood, for example by using plastic as a new currency unit; reinforce the local community; cleaning the streets and building new utilitarian objects.
15.40 Wrap up by Natasja van den Berg
With soup and drinks (only for students who participate in Future Skills session at 17:00)
17:00 Discussion on Future Skills with Minister Jet Bussemaker and EU delegation
What kind of skills do you need to learn right now? Join the discussion with minister of Education, Culture and Science Jet Bussemaker and a EU delegation. Farid Tabarki is the moderator.