Collecting the City: Operation Living
Collecting the City is the place where the Amsterdam Museum collects and presents our vibrant city, in collaboration with various parties and groups in the city. For this third edition, we are extending the small exhibition Operation Wonen about the housing culture and crisis in Amsterdam. Operation Living looks back on a century of Amsterdam residential culture from the present. You see the development of living situations in specific Amsterdam neighbourhoods and zoom in on the current housing crisis. Is there a difference between how you want to live and how you can live now? And what is the solution for this?
Critical reflection on the housing market then and now
The exhibition looks back on a century of living in Amsterdam from a contemporary perspective. The result is a critical reflection on living in the past and present in the four neighbourhoods where the local museums are located: the Van der Pekbuurt, De Baarsjes, Slotermeer and the Oostelijk Havengebied. What problems are there now in the housing market, and what are the solutions? The views of experts give us insight.
Residents will also have their say about their neighbourhood. What attracted them to this neighbourhood in the first place, and what is the situation now?
One of the eye-catchers in this richly varied part of the exhibition is the Wheel of (Un)fortune, from the Amsterdam Museum's collection. This shows ten questionable ways young people can get a home in the capital in 2021. It paints a sad picture because like it or not, everyone in Amsterdam is a winner or loser in the housing market lottery. The wheel was made by Hans de Tweede (1997) and Tycho (1994) for a large protest in Westerpark on September 12, 2021, where more than 10,000 people expressed their frustration with the city's housing policy. The piece was then included in the collection of the Amsterdam Museum.
Dates and times
|Friday 1 December||10:00 - 17:00|
|Saturday 2 December||10:00 - 17:00|
|Sunday 3 December||10:00 - 17:00|
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