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Floriade trash and treasures

Artist talk and discussion
Floriade trash and treasures 1972 -2022
As part of the summer program of Zone2Source, Krijn Christiaansen en Cathelijne Montens (KCCM) researched the history of the Amstelpark during the past months. The Amstelpark was established for a horticulture exhibition, the Floriade, in 1972. Many residues of this Floriade are, although sometimes neglected, still visible in the park. Should we simply leave them aside or can they be a point of departure for developing new scenarios?
Archival research and fieldwork led to tentative strategies to provide this heritage with a new context and thus create a renewed experience of the park. These strategies are the starting point for a discussion in which four experts reflect on the working methods and give answers to what the meaning of the spatial and innovative heritage of this Floriade can be.
Friday September 18, 2015
15.00 – 17.00
Het Glazen Huis
1083 HZ Amsterdam
Jeroen Boomgaard, lector at the Research Institute for Art and Public Space, Gerrit Rietveld Academie and head of the Master Artistic Research, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Carola Hein, professor and Head, Chair History of Architecture and Urban Planning, TU Delft
Jan Kolen, professor in Landscape Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Universiteit Leiden, Centre for Global Heritage and Development
Henk Meijer, project director Floriade 2022
Krijn Christiaansen & Cathelijne Montens, public space and landscape designers, KCCM
Vladimir Stissi, professor in Archaeology, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Supported by
Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, LAPS, Gerrit Rietveld Academie , Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord-Holland, Stichting Stokroos
Project Partners
Noord-Hollands Archief, KAVB, VU Hortus, Kwekerij Groot-Vriend Lutjebroek, Kwekerij Aad Hogervorst Noordwijkerhout, Doggy Marathon, Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsdeel Zuid
For more information contact Krijn Christiaansen,, +31 (0)6 248 70 828,