De Verdieping is the monthly cultural programme at TrouwAmsterdam. Every Wednesday and/or Thursday you can expect film nights, exhibitions, Q & A’s, live performances and many other kinds of artistic or cultural events.
Founded during the aftermath of economic crisis, the goal of De Verdieping is to programme as much culture as possible with the limited means available. With its open-source character everyone is welcome to contribute (Facebook link): cultural organisations as well as the public. De Verdieping is a place where students, artists, media specialists, architects, designers, bloggers and other cultural entrepreneurs can meet together and share ideas.
De Verdieping covers subjects such as social media, architecture, design, film, art, music and culture, but also urban recycling, network technology, ubiquitous computing and urban innovation. Historical developments, international trends and current events alternate with each other in relation to three main themes: the Future of the City, Future Media and Future Art & Culture.
At Future of the City nights De Verdieping follows the rapid developments in urban renewal and architecture. Subcultures, the (re-) use of urban areas and trends in town planning are subject that will be frequently addressed.
The Wibautstraat (where TrouwAmsterdam is located) is the ugliest street of Amsterdam according to many. But there has never been so much going on in terms of renovation as there is now. De Verdieping follows these developments closely together with architects, planners, students and local residents.
Failed Architecture - architecture, urban environments
Visible Cities - architecture, network technology
Shadow Cities – architecture, film/documentaries
Wibaut on Wednesday – renovating the city and Wibautstraat
Who still reads an actual newspaper these days? Traditional, printed media (both magazines and newspapers) are facing a major loss of subscribers. Is this really only attributable to the emergence of the Internet and other forms of mobile communication?
In the former printing office of a Dutch national newspaper, De Verdieping watches the rise of new media such as apps, websites, devices and other software. Together with journalists, bloggers, publishers, hackers and other media specialists De Verdieping investigates the changing media landscape and hopes to find the Future of the Media.
Future of the newspaper - media, mobile communication
Designing Data (starts early 2012)
Wireless Wibaut (starts early 2012)