Lilly’s Plastic Pickup – The Experiences Of A Child Activist

Lilly’s Plastic Pickup – The Experiences Of A Child Activist April 15, 2019 By MERT ALI KIRAZ How old do you have to be to care about environmental issues? The urge to help can strike at any moment. Some might start being active deep into their adulthood. For some, it starts around the time they […]


The Creatives Series: Photography with Humans of Amsterdam’s Debra Barraud

The Creatives Series: Photography with Humans of Amsterdam’s Debra Barraud March 22, 2019 By FLO MCQUIBBAN Debra Barraud, a 30-year old photographer, blogger and story-teller from Arnhem, runs Humans of Amsterdam, a concept which was started by photographer and writer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York project. Though it was originally limited to New York, […]

Debunking Heineken: Olivier van Beemen Discusses his Provocative New Book

People across the globe know and recognize the red star and iconic green bottles associated with Heineken, the international Dutch brewing company. But they rarely stop to think about what lies behind the image. Heineken has been in the African continent for over 100 years. Their website promotes an underlying ethic of “growing together in […]

Carles Puigdemont Talks Generic Principles at UvA

Hundreds of students filled up the entrance hall of the E-building at Roeterseilandcampus last Wednesday in anticipation of a visit from Carles Puigdemont, former president of Catalonia. Following the Spanish state’s rejection of Catalonia’s referendum on independence in early October 2017 – an event marred by police brutality and interference – Puigdemont has lived in […]

Objects with a Story: Refugees’ Life Vests Become Design Items

The Dutch social enterprise Makers Unite helps refugees to build a career by upcycling waste material collected on Greek shores. “It is good to give a new life to something that helped in saving people’s lives,” said Moutasem Alawad. The 38-year-old, who comes from Daraa in Syria, arrived in 2015 to the Netherlands as a […]

An Interview with David Wienir, Author of Amsterdam Exposed, a Journey Around the Red Light District

David Wienir, a writer and entertainment lawyer, presented his book, Amsterdam Exposed, yesterday (18th of May) in the Dutch capital. Amsterdam Exposed narrates the story about a 26-year-old American exchange student in Amsterdam in 1999. As Wienir describes it, this is a nonjudgmental book that shows an innocent perspective about Amsterdam and the Red Light District, but […]