Tag: amsterdam

March 11, 2007 / Text

Although my mind is on my journey to New Orleans, which is just one week away, it is impossible to ignore Amsterdam these days. Yes, the city I call my wife is in bloom. I guess we skipped winter this year, because our first string…

February 7, 2007 / Audio

The city of Amsterdam is famous for many things, among them, the great movement of creative people who occupied abandoned buildings over the past 30 years. Yet slowly the movement is changing, as are the laws, and squatting has become increasingly difficult. OT301 is performance…

January 19, 2007 / Text

The following were my biggest concerns while trying to get across town during what turned out to be the worst storm of the decade in the Netherlands: Don’t get blown off your bike. Don’t get blown into a canal. Don’t be pushed onto oncoming traffic.…

January 9, 2007 / Text

Over the years, I’ve often mentioned the war-on-squatters being carried out by the government here in Amsterdam, and seemingly – throughout European cities. Everywhere you look there seems to be some creative and eclectic group of squatters being evicted from their home which they’ve usually…