Staff newsletter 18/3

Wednesday 18 March

Here's the weekly staff newsletter for you to know what's going on this week, and to share important information and fun facts


Our new building -


Yet another new intern has joined our team! Emma Gaskell originally from America is hoping to merge artistic, innovative ideas to help better educate people about natural health and nutrition. She will be working on the restaurant development as well.



Panorama of Mediamatic HQ office at Dijkspark - We have moved to the new office! Saro Van Cleynenbreugel

As we all know, WE MOVED TO THE NEW OFFICE! We had a busy moving morning, and now we are working in the brand new, fabulously designed office. New storage boxes for each one of us are going to arrive soon, so we can transfer our stuff there.

Here are some of the highlights of the moving morning:


Moving highlight 1 - Rosa moving her box + plant Alexandra Yakovleva (BR)

With: Rosa Kieft


Moving Highlight 2 - Eise helping Eli with deconstructing the table Alexandra Yakovleva (BR)


Moving Highlight - Niels and his basket of table lamps Alexandra Yakovleva (BR)

With: Niels


On top of all the other exciting projects in Mediamatic, we have also a Plan Bee (I made this name up)! Some of us might be scared, but we ARE going to have 2 beehives on our roof. Apparently, keeping bees is one of the best ways to improve the biodiversity of an urban environment, so it does make perfect sense that we are also doing it here. Thus, we have the following bee-related events coming up:

Workshop: Making the Dijksgracht a Bee-friendly Zone is taking place on 1 April. Participants will explore how they can collaborate to improve the biodiversity of the city and what is needed to turn the area of the Dijksgracht, into a new beekeeping heaven.

Course: Urban Beekeeping is starting on 8 April. It will consist of 12 lessons, and there are only 8 spots available.


Bees getting into the beehive -


Good news! After meeting with Amsterdam Marketing about a month ago, we finally got green lights for the Ruud All Over (temporarily named) project! It will be a retrospective of Amsterdam photographer Ruud van der Peijl, all over the city. In total, 1000 Abri’s and Mupi’s will be rented for 1 week at the end of the year to display his works. The project is planned to be funded by the crowd.
A mock-up of how this will look like:


Ruud All Over Mock-up - Candy Choi


Shaffy’s Tuin, a public garden, is our neighbour. Situated next to the green barn, it is created and financed by a group of active volunteers. This Saturday, 21 March, will be its open day. If you are interested to know what is happening to that area, or even to be part of it, you should have a look at this page.


Workshop: The Magic of Mushroom Growing, a.k.a. magic mushroom growing workshop is happening again next week, on 27 March. It will be led by a different person than before. For more information, keep an eye on our website.

Have a good week!

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