The city grows, that’s for sure. In the last few years, the amount of different nationalities living in Amsterdam has come to more than 180 - which makes the city a true melting pot of cultures. Each bring their own stories, traditions in food, and communities. This evening we focus on the colourful character of Amsterdam and invite initiatives and entrepreneurs who will share their story. This talkshow takes places in International Theater Amsterdam.
With contributions by:
- Jonneke de Zeeuw is a culinary journalist and food blogger most known for ‘Mooncake’, an online platform with blogs and vlogs in which she shows true hidden gems of the contemporary food culture in the Netherlands and Amsterdam. With an enthusiastic no-nonsense approach, she brings attention to undervalued non-western kitchens. What do all these new flavours bring to our city?
- Gabriël Ercicia is the programme manager for ‘Huis Van Alle Talen’ (House Of All Languages) at the Public Library Amsterdam. This unique co-creation concept combines a multilingual book- and media collection with matching cultural activities like spoken word. The aim is to activate a free flow of information and most importantly create understanding between cultures and communities. How do they empower different cultures by storytelling?
- Chad Bilyeu, writer & publisher, is the founder of Chad in Amsterdam: autobiographical comic adventures of an atypical American who ended up in Amsterdam. As an immigrant from Cleveland, he started the series of comic books, which, by creating scenes of humor-filled alienation, explore how one’s identity changes based on where they live, especially in relation to where they’re from. What’s his view on Amsterdam? And which stories and anecdotes does he highlight as a ‘new Amsterdammer’?
- Angélica Dass is an award-winning photographer living in Madrid, Spain. She is the creator of the internationally acclaimed Humanæ Project, a collection of portraits that reveal the diverse beauty of human colors. The initiative has traveled to more than 30 countries across six continents to promote dialogue that challenges how we think about skin color and ethnic identity.
- Kirsten Berkx will open the evening with a spoken word performance.