Street markets have been a regular phenomenon in cities since forever. Yet, they have been appearing in a variety of shapes. Whilst on the one hand they serve as essential hubs for cheap everyday groceries and community interaction, expensive farmers markets are on the rise to cater young professional urbanists. During this event we’ll explore the multifaceted nature of markets in today’s urban landscape. Various guests will discuss recent developments in municipal policies on vending, participation of residents, and effects such as gentrification.

After diving into examples like the old school Dappermarkt, the touristy Albert Cuypmarkt, the Sunday hipster market at Westerpark and the Noordermarkt farmers market, we will put the Amsterdam case within a global context. Researchers Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer will reflect upon new ways of producing, consuming, and trading all around the world: from Bangkok to Buenos Aires and from Dubai to New York.

After the programme there will be a book swap market provided by nai010 publishers. Bring a book yourself and pick a beautiful architecture or art publication from their stand. The books you swap will be donated to Leeszaal Rotterdam for others to take free of charge.

About the speakers

Ying-Tzu Lin is an urban planner and researcher. She recently completed her PhD at the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development, University of Amsterdam. In her research, she is exploring the complexity of planning mixed-use public spaces with a governance lens, looking at urban street markets in Amsterdam and Taipei.

Helge Mooshammer is a cultural theorist and architect based at Vienna University of Technology and Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Peter Mörtenböck is Professor of Visual Culture at the Vienna University of Technology and research fellow at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Together, Mörtenböck and Mooshammer are directors of the Centre for Global Architecture. They have authored numerous books on urban informality and the economisation of the city.

Peter Groenendaal is founder & president of Placemaking Plus. Placemaking Plus Placemaking Plus focuses on the community engagement and participatory urbanism, focusing on markets, urban development, destination development and urban planning.

Justin van der Veen is an actor and theater teacher from Amsterdam. With Sean Hauser he forms the artistic head of Het Markttheater. A theatre group that gives new life to theatre on street markets. Mainly on the Dappermarkt. He is a raw and commanding player who wants to make the market his home. He graduated from the Theater Teacher course at the AHK in 2020, where he focused on working on location, comedy and the transfer of collective working methods. He also teaches at various secondary schools in and around Amsterdam, the UVA and the Theaterkamer, and is a guest actor at De Theatertroep.

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