One circular shoe, fits all?

Upcoming event at Pakhuis de Zwijger, 23 of January 2018, 20.00 hours

Circular City development and the challenges of international collaboration and implementation

BAC- villa 20- 36 163sascha

The challenge of climate change has inspired citizens all over the world to work on the transition towards circular cities. The spirit of globalization, moreover, has incited international collaboration in the dealing with these global challenges. But while these initiatives all work towards the same circular goal, do local contexts and approaches vary greatly. What can Amsterdam learn from Buenos Aires, Taipei or Seoul and the other way around?

Together with our partners Eva Gladek (Metabolic) and Sascha Glasl (Space & Matter) we will share our experiences and insights in the establishing international collaborations, while looking at the possibilities and challenges of implementing circular cities principles in cities abroad. Among others we will tell about our experiences with the of case BACircular: a collaboration in setting up circular hubs between Buenos Aires and Amsterdam.

Special guests are:

Louisa Norbis (online participation), coordinator of the Buenos Aires Design District and one of the local partners of BACircular, telling about here experiences with the international collaboration.

Inge Horstmeier, business development coach Latin America at RVO telling about their insights of key success factors for international business collaborations.


The program is scheduled for Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 20.00 hours

More information here

Background and framework:
A Goood Foundation, Metabolic, Space&Matter and Pakhuis de Zwijger work on establishing a structural partnership between the Netherlands and Argentina in the field of sustainable (urban) development, together with several institutions and organisations from both countries. Through public events, Metropolitan Field Trips and the development of international Creative Labs in both Buenos Aires and Amsterdam, various stakeholders that are working on social design, circular and sustainability (city) challenges are brought together for knowledge exchange and bilateral business creation. Doing so, the circular economy is put to practice, accelerating the transition towards sustainable cities.