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Rethink Amsterdam foundation


A change agent,

a foundation diversifying leadership

  • Why - Amsterdam, the most international city in the world according to statistics, is clearly segregated when it comes to the core of power for example in politics, culture, world of finance and academia. The route to democracy is diverse leadership. The route to leadership starts with narratives and education. We work on both the above.
  • What - Rethink targets structures rather than expressions of segregation. Our starting point and aim are democracy and citizenship;  holding power accountable for segregation of higher education and leadership.
  • How - By using thought, art and impact. With events, partners and processes we work on narratives, education, leadership, heritage and history. Stories of who 'we' are and who the 'other' is- and how these are connected.
 Rethink’s first project ‘Rethink Amsterdam’ focuses on the most international city in the world. Using Amsterdam as a laboratory for developing models, solutions, and processes that can be used in other urban, multi-ethnic and diverse cities.

Rethink’s first project ‘Rethink Amsterdam’ focuses on the most international city in the world. Using Amsterdam as a laboratory for developing models, solutions, and processes that can be used in other urban, multi-ethnic and diverse cities.

 

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RETHINK events


Imagining and designing a city of the future. With talks, a variety of workshops and an Eat to Meet 'vrijheidsmaaltijd'. Aleppo is one of the oldest cities in the world and has been rebuilt many times before. We will dive into history and the elements that make Aleppo, a distinct city with AlHakam Shaar from The Aleppo Project and Dutch Historian Geert Mak. Then we look into historical examples of rebuilding cities from Afghanistan to Macedonia. After that, young Syrian designers will share their sense of design of Syrian homes. We are then ready to imagine future scenarios for Aleppo. You can choose one of three workshops on future city making. Join us and contribute to cutting edge ideas, disruptive innovations, out of the box efforts, hardcore research and diverse networks about place making and building future cities. Naturally, exercises in hopeful futures include music, films, beauty and dinner! https://dezwijger.nl/programma/the-city-always-wins
Wat is het verband tussen urban planning, kapitalisme, globalisatie, de Nederlandse identiteit en slavernij? Rethink onderzoekt het gedeelde verleden van Amsterdam en New York. We maken een reis door de tijd en bekijken door de ogen van de historische figuren Jaques de Munsee, Sojourner Truth en Peter Stuyvesant de relatie tussen Amsterdam en New York. Wat is het verband tussen urban planning, kapitalisme, globalisatie, de Nederlandse identiteit en slavernij? Welke stempel heeft Nederland in de Gouden Eeuw op de grootste stad van Amerika gedrukt en vice versa? En welke sporen van slavernij zien we nu nog terug in deze steden? We maken een reis door de te tijd met verhalen en video's. https://dezwijger.nl/programma/rethink-nieuw-amsterdam
 

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