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Met andere ogen: landschapsfestival

Build, look, experience and be amazed... at the first urban landscape festival in the Netherlands! Nature is strange and beautiful at the same time. Only we city dwellers have lost sight of the living world around us. It is a source of beauty and comfort, of relaxation and well-being, but nature is now also in crisis. Diversity is decreasing and habitats are disappearing. In the ecological recovery that lies ahead, the city plays a remarkable role: not only as a hotspot for biodiversity, but also as a daily meeting place where we can strengthen the links between human and other life.

Met andere ogen: landschapsfestival

Dates
Friday, 2 June 2023 at 13:00
Saturday, 3 June 2023 at 13:00
Sunday, 4 June 2023 at 13:00
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Discover the city as a living place

During With other eyes, Waag Futurelab invites you to change your mind at the Amsterdam Science Park and discover the city as a living place, together with artists, local residents and scientists. During the landscape festival we build a different relationship with nature together. Workshops, installations and biodiverse interventions shift our attention during the summer months from bricks and structures to the critters and the soil.

After all, what better way to protect them than to make people fall in love with the landscapes around them?

What can you expect?

The construction period is between June 1 and June 14 . There are several workshops you can participate in. Below is a teaser of what the workshops will entail. More info to follow!

On the longest day of the year, June 21 , there is an official opening of the walking route along all biodiverse interventions and artistic structures.

After this, all structures and planted ideas are allowed to grow during the slow summer months . During these months you can pick up walking maps at café Polder and see the Amsterdam Science Park through different eyes.

We close With different eyes: Landscape festival during the Intreeweek ( last week of August ) with a large group of new students.

workshops

  • Help build a more-than-human shelter: a hut for the returning wolves to mate, a breeding wall for kingfishers, a bank of rammed earth and a mound for rabbit holes.
  • Participate in the workshop making cocoons from naturally dyed textiles with the Onkruidenier.
  • Visit the 'Wild Spot' where you can disconnect from technology, capitalist productive forces and fear and reconnect with nature, yourself and others.
  • Help build a dome of locally harvested bamboo and recycled plastic in Anna's Tuin & Ruigte.
  • Come and celebrate Midsummer Night with a lecture about how nature contributes to well-being and the official opening of the walking route.
  • Follow the amazing walking route through the Amsterdam Science Park past all installations and biodiverse interventions.

More info about the program: https://waag.org/nl/event/metandereogen/

With other eyes is a partnership of Amsterdam Science Park, Waag Futurelab, Spark Village, Anna's Tuin en Ruigte and Amsterdam University College. The Pilot is co-financed by EU HorizonEurope funds via the Waag Urban Ecology Lab.

Dates and times

Friday 2 June13:00
Saturday 3 June13:00
Sunday 4 June13:00

Met andere ogen: landschapsfestival

Dates
Friday, 2 June 2023 at 13:00
Saturday, 3 June 2023 at 13:00
Sunday, 4 June 2023 at 13:00
More dates