Graphic #24 – The subjective tour guide to Amsterdam covers the interest of design/art scene on the city Amsterdam, especially in regard to its environmental aspects on design.
How culture and design can participate in a debate about the city? How can design be subversive and propose alternative uses/views on objects, infrastructure, politics in the city? For this issue, Graphic magazine suggests a subjective tour guide to Amsterdam to reveal these questions. Graphic have visited some Amsterdamers (not originally from the Netherlands), to look into how they interact with their city and what kind of topics they are working on as foreigners. Furthermore, Experimental Jetset were asked about their research into the Provo movement, an important anarchist movement which took place in Amsterdam over two years in the 60s. A section deals with the interconnected nature of economy and design, and how young designers in Amsterdam aspire to intervene in the economic reality we are currently in. As an extra, a map of designer-routes and locations in Amsterdam could provide a subjective guide for entrance to the city for visitors.
With contributions by Axel Kolthof, Bitcaves (Femke Herregraven, Nina Støttrup Larsen), Catarina Neves Ricci, Chris Lee, Experimental Jetset, FOUNDLAND, Henrik van Leeuwen, Jacqueline Schoemaker, John Simons, Katja Novitskova, Mediamatic (Abel van Gijlswijk), Michael Rock, Michiel Shuurman, Moonsick Gang, Our Polite Society (Jens Schildt), Paul Gangloff, Peter Bilak, Rory Hyde, Sachi Miyachi, UnDutchables (Colin White, Laurie Boucke), Warren Lee, Wineke Gartz, Yuri Veerman, 75B.