The Higher School of Economics Graduate School of Urbanism together with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Russia kindly invite you to meet Roel van Herpt, strategist, designer and founder of Agency Agency in the Netherlands. On 19 July he will give a lecture at the Dostoevsky Library on creative spaces in the city and experience of Amsterdam.
As cities are becoming increasingly attractive, they are also becoming less affordable for modest earners. Artists and creatives – those who typically contribute to the liveliness and diversity of cities – are among those who struggle to find places to live and work in the city.
For over five years, Roel van Herpt has been advising the City of Amsterdam on a program for ateliers and creative spaces. In the program, the city stimulates real estate organizations to develop affordable workspaces and residencies for artists and creative professionals. In doing so, the city aims to attract and retain creative talent, to stimulate diversity in the city and to remain a vibrant place for people to live and work.
During his talk, Roel van Herpt will present and discuss Amsterdam’s program for creative spaces, what works well and what should be improved, and what other cities like Moscow can learn from it.
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