Leer op 9 september van andermans fouten
Het programma is inmiddels goed gevuld en het bevat weer een heleboel interessante sprekers. Allen komen spreken over hun leermomenten of analyses, zodat wij ervan kunnen leren. Het gaat er niet om wie het heeft gedaan, maar waarom het is misgegaan en hoe het voorkomen had kunnen worden.
Keynote spreker is Kathryn Schultz, internationaal journalist voor onder andere New York Times Magazine en Rolling Stone. Ze is ook de auteur van het boek ‘Being Wrong - Adventures in the Margin of Error’. Een onderzoek naar waarom het zo bevredigend is om gelijk te hebben en zo ergerlijk om je te vergissen.
Duncan Stutterheim is de meest recente toevoeging aan het programma. De mede-oprichter van ID&T gaat praten over het ternauwernood voorkomen faillissement. Dit is ook het geval bij Dagmar Heijmans, oprichter van Sellaband. Hij gaat spreken over wat er allemaal mis is gegaan bij dat innovatieve crowdfunding project....
"Noord is a construction site, a space in transition."
July 2010. Lara is part of the Mapping for Tourists (now Noord) design team, working on the first Arabic travel guide to The Netherlands.
What were you like as a child?
I was always doing stuff with my hands, painting or making clothes for my toys. I didn't need TV or lots of other children around me: I was able to entertain myself and create my own fun.
Are you religious?
When I was a teenager, I occupied myself with existential questions about God and religion. Nowadays I don't. I realize there are much more urgent questions to answer, and I would rather focus on understanding myself, and the things and the people around me.
Can you tell us something about the political situation in Lebanon?...
"I think the center has become more settled, and Noord is changing faster than ever before."
August 2010. Ahmed tells us about the tranquility of Noord, and why it is special to him.
What is the most striking difference between Cairo, where you're from, and Amsterdam-Noord?
Calmness... Noord is different from Amsterdam's center because it's meditative. When such a big place is so calm, it creates a very positive atmosphere. It relaxes me. Amsterdam-Noord perfectly combines tranquility and chaos - the city center, after all, is only a short ferry ride away.
Do you think Noord is changing though, with all the development?
I think it will change. I've been knocking on the doors of Noord residents for my project, and have run into some young Dutch couples. To me t...
"Everything that is forbidden back home, is allowed here."
July 2010. Ayman, one of the Noord participants, chats with us about the power of rain, and explains what it is he likes about Amsterdam-Noord so much.
What were you doing before this interview?
I was taking notes about my walk in Amsterdam-Noord.
Do you like Noord so far?
I do. It' s so quiet, not like the crazy center. You can easily find some time and space for yourself here. I feel really comfortable just walking around, because there are so many different nationalities. And it’s not like in the center: it is cosmopolitan in a more real way. In Noord you can feel that people are really close. The atmosphere is not unlike the atmosphere in small villages. There are so many gardens, you are surrounded by nature. I really enjoy going ...