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City Markets x Pakhuis de Zwijger

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 local 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 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. This discussion serves as the Dutch launch of their latest publication In/formal Marketplaces.

Finishing this event, there will be a book swap market, provided my 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.  

Date: Monday April 8
Time: 20:00-21:30
Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger (Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam)