You are invited to the Open Atelier of the Subjective Atlas of Amsterdam on Friday 22 April, 5 pm at Arcam. Follow the process, get inspired by the various contributions and other subjective atlases, and map out your own perspective!
Maps give the impression that they contain objective information, but leave out the layered social, political, and cultural realities of a location or area. This Subjective Atlas of Amsterdam charts a collection of place-specific perspectives from different Amsterdam inhabitants, with particular attention to underrepresented voices in this diverse city. The atlas consists of diverse individual experiences, as recorded during one of the working sessions with the partner organizations. These personal contributions thus became the Subjective Atlas of Amsterdam. The goal of this publication is to contribute to a broader and more inclusive architectural debate by taking the conversation about the city out of the exclusive domain of experts on the subject.
After four workshops, the project is halfway and we invite you to see some of the results. During the opening of the Open Atelier, we will present the project and the insights it has yielded so far.
Programme and guests
17.00 uur – Doors open
17.15 uur – Welcome and introdution* by Indira van ‘t Klooster (Director Arcam), Annelys de Vet (Subjective Editions), Anne Vera Veen (Projectleader Subjective Atlas of Amsterdam) and Wouter Stroet (graphic design and visual support)
17.30 uur – Presentation of the personal maps by three workshop participants
18.00 uur – Drinks (non-alcoholic)
19.00 uur – End
*Since the people involved in the project speak several languages, we present the programme in a mix of English and Dutch.
The Subjective Atlas of..
During the four workshops we organised with our partners Radio Voorwaarts, We Sell Reality, Sandberg Institute and IHLIA Archive for Queer History, different intriguing perspectives emerged.
During the opening, several visual authors will talk about the atlas contribution they made and explain the (thought) process that preceded it.
Visit the Open Atelier
The Open Atelier can be visited on the first floor of Arcam from Friday 22 April until the end of 2022. Follow the process, get inspired by the various contributions and other subjective atlases, and map out your own perspective!