In Amsterdam live 180 different nationalities. That makes Amsterdam the ultimate melting pot. Besides showing portraits of representatives from these different countries the exhibitions tells the stories of 30 remarkable and extraordinary people that lived in Amsterdam but were born in other countries. These 30 people left their footprint in the daily live of the Amsterdam people. They created landmarks in the city. This exhibition in OBA (public library) shows us that foreign people bring value and colour into the city and our lives.
Developed and designed in cooperation with, and commissioned by Arjan Braaksma / Burobraak.
Who are you and who am I? Are we sharing our society and our culture? Should we embrace each other or should we protect ourselves against ‘the other’? What do we fear? Are we capable to feel safe between peers or do we only feel safe as the conqueror, as the strongest? How do we take responsibility for the past? Am I white or black? Should I answer this question at all and what difference does it make anyway whether you’re white or black?
How did the Dutch society develop after slavery was abolished in 1863? What is the influence that the integration of Surinamese and Antillean's has had on the Dutch society and how does it affect me? Many questions to think about, and that is exactly the goal of the “Black and White” exhibition in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. The exhibition ends at “the square”, a stand where performances, films, debates and other activities are regularly organized.
Developed and designed in coöperation with,and commissioned by Arjan Braaksma / Burobraak.
Permanent interior and exhibition for the State Forest Service in coöperation with Burobraak. the construction-shed at the Wierickerschans fort in Bodegraven is equipped as visitor center for the Green Heart area.
commissioned by the Dutch Forestry Commission (Staatsbosbeheer)