Feminist Design Strategies
Dutch archives, including the National Collection at Het Nieuwe Instituut, bear witness to both quiet and openly expressed oppositions to the status quo and the way the social system in the Netherlands was designed.
Appropriation as Collective Resistance
What transformations are possible when the right to property is subordinated to the right to affordable housing and to live in the city?
De Ploeg in Bergeijk
In the 1920s, a group of idealists laid the foundations for De Ploeg, a weaving mill in the agricultural colony of Best, in Brabant.
The Community Centre
The physical public space of the community centre is a stage for meeting and exchange. Despite significant budget cuts in recent decades, community centres continue to play a role as catalysts for social change.
The Minimum Dwelling
The concept of the minimum dwelling, and the social ambitions behind the idea, have been around for more than a century.
Life in the Digital City
The history of DDS reveals the urgency of the questions it posed, and how relevant they remain today.
RoXY: nightclub as cultural crowbar
On 21 June 1999, artist Peter Giele was transported by boat along the Amstel to his grave. A colourful floating parade accompanied the open coffin in which Giele lay, with a crowbar on his chest. Later that day, the legendary Roxy club was in flames.