Interview with James C. Scott at Masters of Intervention IV

This seasons’ Masters of Intervention series culminated in the last lecture hosted by Yale sterling professor James C. Scott.  The lecture focused on his recent research on the hill people of Zomia in South East Asia. Scott presented the argument that the practice of living dispersed and mobilised, which historically was all coded as being…

Social Engineering in the Amsterdam Metropolis 2008

The program Social Engineering in the Amsterdam Metropolis 2009 is entering the final, decisive stage. Tonight we are very pleased to welcome Yale sterling professor James C. Scott who will be hosting the last Masters of Intervention session of this season. On tuesday next week our student action teams will be presenting their research results…

Masters of Intervention # 4 with James C. Scott

The University of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Municipality, Ymere and the Office for Social Engineering present: Masters of Intervention Social Engineering in the Amsterdam Metropolis Thursday June 11 2009 20.00, drinks afterwards Grote Zaal, De Balie Just City James C. Scott To what extent do rules and standards lead to a just society? Planned utopias proved…

Alex Scordelis at yesterdays Masters of Intervention

Here are the first impressions of yesterdays Masters of Intervention lecture with Alex Scordelis from Improv Everywhere at De Balie in Amsterdam. As you know, we are not only engaging in thinking and talking, but we are also willing to take action on our way to a braver society. And the action is about to…

To all agents of change!

What are the do’s and dont’s for bringing about a ‘Happy City’? Who or what are the agents of change, except capital and massmedia? Nader Vossoughian and the participants of his workshop at Masters of Intervention are doing the kickoff with their manifesto for sustainable change… For Nader Vossoughian one of the key elements is…

Anticipation

It’s almost like waiting for presents at Christmas Eve. But because I’m miserable with waiting, and before I cause a scene, here are already some cracking missions from the Improv Everywhere prank archive: For an extensive list of videos check out the ImprovEverywhere YouTube channel or have a look at their website. Charlie Todd is…

Masters of Intervention #3 Alexander Scordelis

The University of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Municipality, Ymere and the Office for Social Engineering present: Masters of Intervention Social Engineering in the Amsterdam Metropolis Tuesday April 21 2009 20.00, drinks afterwards Grote Zaal, De Balie Improv City Alexander Scordelis To what extent can a brave city be planned? History shows that Dream + Power +…

Launch of Volume #19: Architecture of Hope

Vandaag wordt de nieuwe editie van Volume#19: Architecture of Hope in het kader van de Masters of Intervention serie gepresenteerd. met bijdragen van… Volume Design2Context NoAcademy

Close up…Nader Vossoughian

Aanstaande zondag geeft Nader Vossoughian in het kader van P!oneers een Masterclass in Felix Meritis. Voorafgaand alvast een kijkje in de keuken van deze controversiële filosoof en architectuurcriticus. Vossoughian heeft een sterke visie over de implicaties van de hedendaagse kenniseconomie. Is onwetendheid bewonderenswaardig of moeten we aansturen op het ontwikkelen van een participerende gemeenschap?  Kunnen…

Stefano Boeri over verticale bossen en wilde dieren

Na afloop van de eerste ‘Masters of Intervention’ lezing van de minor ‘Maakbaarheid in de Grote Stad 2009’ gaf Stefano Boeri uitleg over zijn visie op de Nederlandse steden der toekomst. Stefano Boeri in gesprek met Floris Alberse (VPRO)

Boeri in the picture

Videoverslag van de lezing van Stefano Boeri in het kader van de ‘Masters of Intervention’ serie in DeBalie, 18 maart 2009. Intro Intro II Lezing Q&A

Masters of Intervention #2

Nader Vossoughian on the ‘Happy City’ Sunday 5 April 2009 14:00 – 17:00 Teekenzaal Felix Meritis, Amsterdam Special Masterclass at P!ONEERS This is an English-language event Free entry only for applicants for this program, Reservation is necessary: maakbaarheid@partizanpublik.nl HAPPY CITY with Nader Vossoughian Can we build a happy city? Can we engineer happiness?A Masterclass on creative industry,…