Debate: The Designer and The City

GLUE amsterdam connected by design in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Live stream: Thursday 17 September 2020, 18.30-19.30

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Table host: Andrew Makkinga
Table guests: Mina Abouzahra, Thami Schweichler – Makers Unite, Sheryl Leysner – Ruwe Bolster Lamps & Furniture, David Heldt – co-founder GLUE, Ruben de la Rive Box – Rive Roshan, and Reinder Bakker – Overtreders W
Curated by Amanda Pinatih – Design Curator at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and David Heldt – GLUE co-founder
Video and technical support by TMAV

On the eve of the three-day festival, prior to the opening cocktails scattered all throughout the city, GLUE is organising a substantive debate at, and in collaboration with, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.   

What can designers add to Amsterdam? Why are creatives important for the city? On the basis of a selection of designers, we discuss what role design can play in a vibrant and unconventional city like ours.

The role of the creative in the expensive and overcrowded city is under pressure, but is important for cohesion, living pleasure, and culture. GLUE and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam want to address this topic.