Maastricht isn’t only stone buildings and public spaces; its primary constituents are people: inhabitants, students, expats, tourists. They make the city. They discover the city. They are the city. This is why this year’s WNM18 (the Week of New Maastricht 2018) is dedicated to the urban human.
Visitors to the WNM18 are invited and encouraged to take a different look at Maastricht. For inspiration, Dear Hunter reports on their research into a part of the city that is rapidly changing. The question of why most students leave Maastricht – the ultimate student city – after graduating is also addressed. And what creative experiments, raw edges and inspiring examples can be found in the city?
Keynote with Charles Landry
As the founder of the Creative City concept, he has contributed to a movement that looks differently at a city’s urban development and management. In 2017, his books The Civic City in a Nomadic World and The Creative Bureaucracy & its Radical Common Sense, with Margie Caust, were published. Click here for more information about this lecture.
Saskia van Stein, Bureau Europa’s director, will moderate the evening programme on 1 June.
Experience the WNM18 with cycling routes, lectures, and debates. Click here for the complete WNM18 programme.
Date: Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June
Location: City Hall Maastricht
Language: Dutch and English