Fri, Oct 07|
Interspecies Collaboration in Amsterdam Noord: NDSM-Treehouse X Land-Ally
We start the second iteration of Land-Ally through community building: Can we create a common space for interspecies gathering in Amsterdam Noord? The workshop is the starting point of creating a nature site where humans and non-humans can connect and collaborate on common ground.
Time & Location
Oct 07, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:10 PM
NDSM-Treehouse , T.T. Neveritaweg 55-57, 1033 WB Amsterdam, Netherlands
About the event
Can we create a common space for interspecies gathering in Amsterdam Noord? Interspecies Collaboration in Amsterdam Noord is a community-building workshop and the starting point of creating a natural site where humans and non-humans can cooperate, collaborate, and connect on common ground.
Who will this space be for? Where can it be located? What values and principles should it be guided by? Which method would we need to use? What is our common ground? How do we collaborate with non-humans to make a space greener and healthier? These are some of the questions we will start to unravel collectively during this workshop.
Land-Ally is a project initiated by Marte Mei van Haaster. She started a foundation that can “adopt” lands, temporarily or for life, to create participatory nature reserves. Marte will begin this event by introducing the Land-Ally project and its methodology, present the guest speaker: Emiel from the Four Sisters project and the Beach, and guiding the workshop as a way to collectively start building the land-ally site in Amsterdam-Noord.
The first Land-Ally site is located right outside of Eindhoven, and it is still active today. The works that originated from this first iteration will be featured during The Power of Collaboration exhibition at Treehouse NDSM.
Attendees can prepare by thinking about:
- What could be suitable spaces for interspecies gatherings in Amsterdam Noord? Third landscapes, forgotten plots, big neglected gardens, municipal ground, etc.
- How do you connect to plants, insects, rocks, and water in your surroundings?
- If possible, try to bike, walk or run through the unexpected corners to explore the green of Amsterdam Noord and make a record of this experience to bring to the event.