The Code Noir: A brief, yet powerful history
A blog for Code Noir
Winston Churchill famously said that “those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Our upcoming Neo-Futurist Dinner touches on the importance of learning from our collective...
172 m2 / 80 - 150 personen
Ruime zaal in een 19de eeuws monument
De Sluisdeurenloods is de grootste zaal die we verhuren en kent een bijzondere geschiedenis . De loods is ideaal voor grootschalige evenementen zoals bijeenkomsten, presentaties en zelfs feesten.
A look at the history of Caribbean cuisine
A blog for Code Noir
Whether culture, tradition or simple sustenance, food is a central part of human life. It also carries great symbolic value. To share a meal goes beyond the food itself; it extends to an experience...
Joana Velu (Dutch/Brazilian) is a visual artist constantly zooming in and out from a global context to a micro scale. Through personal stories or other forms of narrative she intends to let herself...
Mediamatic Biotoop, Mediamatic Eten, Dijkspark Naomi Tidball
Food is both fuel and identity
A blog for Code Noir
In light of our upcoming Code Noir event, it is important to reflect on globalisation's ability to reshape food. It offers a diversity within gastronomy, and it allows for a wider availability of...
Rachel Rumai Diaz
Rachel Rumai Diaz is a writer, poet, performance artist, teacher and artivist. Being fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch and Spanglish she intertwines languages to create poetry that triggers...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop
Code Noir23sep 202028sep 2020
Dit vijfgangen Neo Futurist diner is een samenwerking tussen chef en culinair activiste Lelani Lewis, spoken word artiest Rachel Rumai Diaz, en kunstenaar Suzanne Bernhardt. Code Noir zal je meenemen...
Divine Fumes & Mystical Plants
Devotion Smelled Sweet
Perfumes, incense and fragrant oils were commonly connected with the divine — gods, sacred spaces and spiritual entities. Aromatic plants like copal and palo santo (holy tree), have their primary...
Theologian, Author and Roman Catholic priest
Pierre Theodorus Valkering (1960) is a theologian, author and Roman Catholic priest. He studied in Amsterdam, Nijmegen and Rome. He graduated 1988. He became a pastoral worker for the R.C. Church...
Dutch Courage and the Amsterdam Spirit
Botanicals in Jenever
Inspired by all the quarantinis (that is a quarantine martini) recipes plastered across social media in the past few months, it bodes to dive into the history of Jenever as Amsterdam’s--and the...
Philipp Franz von Siebold
German physician, botanist, and traveler
Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold (17 February 1796 – 18 October 1866) was a German physician, botanist, and traveler. He achieved prominence by his studies of Japanese flora and fauna and the...
Mara van der Blonk
Jo-Lene Ong 1 mei 2020
Mariko Hori’s Under The Harbour
An artist conversation with OHO curator, Jo-Lene Ong
Mariko is one of the artists selected from our 2019 open call . She is currently preparing for her upcoming exhibition with us of her new work, ' Under The Harbour' that involves underwater...
Gum: maybe money does grow on trees after all
A lot of people chew every day, and even if you’re not a daily chewer, you have almost definitely tried it once. Gum can be found in pretty much every store that sells essential daily goods, but what...
Mediamatic Biotoop Laura Triana
The cultural influence of Tobacco
This is a part our Olfactory History of Oosterdok
Discover the transition of Tobacco from a cultural/historical perspective.
The Magic of Cacao
Of flowers, rituals, and sensations
The origins of chocolate -this sublime natural creation- are traced back to the Ulua river valley in Honduras around 1100 BCE (Norton, 2008). The Olmec community or their descendants provided the...
Gum on the streets
Visions of freedom and utopia
Gum is found on walls and streets all over the world. Most of the time it is normalised, sometimes it's encouraged and occasionally it is completely illegal. Perhaps a society's attitudes...
Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat
Amsterdam’s Relationship with Civet Cats
Have you ever wondered what civet pheromones extracted from its anal glands smell like? Actually... don't answer that. Just drop by our AromaLab and catch a whiff yourself. But first, read about...
Laura Burgers studeerde Rechten en Frans in Amsterdam, Parijs en New York. In 2016 startte ze een promotieonderzoek aan de rechtenfaculteit van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, naar de democratische...
Jan Banning is a Dutch artist/photographer based in the Netherlands. He was born in 1954 from Dutch East Indies parents, and he studied social and economic history at the Radbout University of...
Class & Smell
What the Golden Age of Amsterdam and Parasite have in common
Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite was not only the first South Korean film to be nominated for the Best Picture award, as well as six other Oscar nominations, it has just become the first film not in the...
I am a self-taught visual artist working primarily in hand-embroidery on textiles with a special interest in “memento mori”, a genre that reflects on the impermanence and fragility of life, nations...
Masuma Halai Khwaja
Masuma is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her art practice revolves around weaving cultural political and historical perspectives along with personal experiences and individual stories. Currently for...