WorldTalks Amsterdam / Flavors of Amsterdam

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Pakhuis de Zwijger
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WorldTalks Amsterdam / Flavors of Amsterdam

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Pakhuis de Zwijger

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What’s cooking? How 180 nationalities enriche the city’s identity.

18:00-19:00
Walk in from 17:30
Bites & music after

This event is in English
Register for free admission and a free drink

(re)discover contemporary Amsterdam

The city grows, that’s for sure. In the last few years, the amount of different nationalities living in Amsterdam has come to more than 180 - which makes the city a true melting pot of cultures. Each bring their own stories, traditions in food, and communities. This evening we focus on the colourful character of Amsterdam and invite initiatives and entrepreneurs who will share their story.

Jonneke de Zeeuw aka queen of culinary treasures, knows all the hidden culinary pearls in town. Via her platform Mooncake, food tours, articles and vlogs, she shares the dishes and places you should have eaten before you leave this planet and why. No trendy hotspots or chic restaurants, but places that surprisingly are often underexposed. From Syrian specialties to the secret of the best baklava in town, what are her favourite flavours of Amsterdam?

Gabriël Ercicia is the program manager for 'Huis Van Alle Talen' (House Of All Languages) at the Public Library Amsterdam. This unique co-creation concept combines a multilingual book- and media collection with matching cultural activities like spoken word. The aim is to activate a free flow of information and most importantly create understanding between cultures and communities. How do they empower different cultures via storytelling.

Chad Bilyeu, serial entrepreneur and illustrator, is the founder of Chad in Amsterdam: autobiographical comic adventures of an atypical American who ended up in Amsterdam. As a Cleveland expat, he started the series of comic books, which, by creating scenes of humor-filled alienation, explore how one’s identity changes based on where they live, especially in relation to where they’re from. What’s his view on Amsterdam? And which stories and anecdotes does he highlight as a ‘new Amsterdammer’?

Angélica Dass is an award-winning photographer living in Madrid, Spain. She is the creator of the internationally acclaimed Humanæ Project, a collection of portraits that reveal the diverse beauty of human colors. The initiative has traveled to more than 30 countries across six continents to promote dialogue that challenges how we think about skin color and ethnic identity.

Kirsten Berkx will open the evening with a spoken word performance.

Get inspired
WorldTalks Amsterdam, an urban talkshow by ITA & Pakhuis de Zwijger, brings together drinks and food for thought. Every two weeks, we connect worldwide urban trends and challenges to urban daily life. From greener cities to future love scenarios and digital innovation. Discover what’s next, check out inspiring speakers & meet new folks.

WorldTalks Amsterdam is powered by Rabobank Amsterdam and also made possible by IN Amsterdam and Grolsch.