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 […]

An Interview with World Press Photo of the Year Winner Ronaldo Schemidt

On Friday, April 13, the World Press Photo exhibition officially kicked off in the Nieuwe Kerk on the Dam in Amsterdam with, at the center of attention, the winner of this year’s World Press Photo of the year, 47-year old Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt. His photo features José Victor Salazar Balza, who caught fire because of […]