The largest city festival in Europe, taking place from 20 to 24 June, celebrates urban living whilst addressing important urban issues in the metropolitan region of Amsterdam.
The Universal Sea: Pure or Plastic?!” is an EU-funded art and innovation project under the umbrella of the Creative Europe program that looks to bring together a variety of perspectives, from art, science, and business, to raise awareness and generate new and innovative solutions to the scourge of plastic pollution.
The station will consist of artistic interventions from the finalists, chosen from a worldwide open call that generated over 250 applications. In addition, artistic proposals from the top 100 applicants together with artworks by Dutch artists will be on display 18 – 29 June in an exhibition. All art interventions relate to the topic of plastic pollution, raising questions on the contemporary reliance on disposable plastics and their effects on our common environment.
Furthermore, the station will also include a film screening and co-creation workshops, led by experts and thought-leaders open to the public. These hackathon-style workshops aim to bring together the diverse perspectives present and generate new, exciting solutions to the problems highlighted in the exhibition.
So, come and join us in the fight against plastic pollution. All day, on the 21st and 22nd of June at the Public Library Amsterdam/WeMakeThe.City Festival. You are guaranteed a reservation to our event with the purchase of a We Make the City Festival ticket: https://wemakethe.city/nl/tickets