22 Augustus 2019
West Side Stories launched in the Oude Westen: OMI opened for the first times its doors at the new location on the Schietbaanstraat 21. Our guest Florian Urban was giving a lecture on gentle urban renewal in multiple European cities and in which regard the Oude Westen is an outstanding example of these 1970s developments. Researchers, students and inhabitants engaged in the subsequent discussion about participation, housing and architectural styles.
The evening was part of the four-day visit of Florian Urban in preparation of the manifestation West Side Stories and made possible by the International Visitors Program of Het Nieuwe Instituut, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.