Programme Social Capital #2 Amsterdam-West May 23 and 24 2019

Amsterdam is expanding rapidly because of economic and social forces. As a result, the public domain is under increasing pressure. Despite regulations, monoculture and commodification, how can we continue to see public space as a place for imagination and adventure? To address this question, TAAK launched the multi-year art project Social Capital in september 2018. Social Capital consists of interventions, presentations, workshops, performances, videos and installations at unexpected locations in various Amsterdam neighbourhoods. Read here more...


Programme Social Capital #2 Amsterdam-West in collaboration with LIMA

Thursday May 23, 2019


17.00 - Opening Changeroom by Julika Rudelius

Location: Hannie Dankbaarpassage, De Hallen

In the video installation Changeroom, Julika Rudelius presents ‘the originals’, the people who were living in Oud-West before the neighbourhood underwent drastic renewal. Have they become birds of paradise in the new systematically planned city?

On show until 30 June. Reed more here…


19.30 - Performances and film screening I am a tool of gentrification. West by Lyubov Matyunina

Location: Broedplaats HW10, Hendrik van Wijnstraat 10

Lyubov Matyunina investigates in the experimental documentary I am a tool of gentrification. West the role played by artists in area development and how processes of gentrification can nurture not only the market but also the creative sector. Read more..

I am a tool of gentrification consists of three parts: Amsterdam-North, Center and West. All editions are on view from May 24 to June 30 at LIMA in the basement of LAB111.


Friday May 24, 2019

16.30 - Social Capital #2 Round Table

Location: LIMA, Arie Biemondstraat 111

At a Round-Table discussion at LIMA we will examine developments and perspectives on gentrification in relation to art. With guests and speakers: senior urban planner Julian Jansen; artists: Julika Rudelius, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec and Lyubov Matyunina. Artists bart and klaar will ‘soft launch’ their collective blog about ‘we’, the We>Me.Me app and writer Fiep van Bodegom will read a column about ‘we’. Moderated by writer and journalist Chris Keulemans.

To sign up for the Round Table, please e-mail to: 

19.00 uur - Sound intervention Tuning In – the neighbourhood

Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec in collaboration with DNK Ensemble and the inhabitants of Woon- en Werkvereniging WG-Terrein

Locatie: Pesthuislaan, WG-Terrein

For Tuning In – the neighbourhood, musicians, members of the public and residents of the WG-area tune in the musical note A from their homes and on the street, thereby blurring the boundary between private and public, and between listener and performer. Read more..

Free admission for the full programme