Since 2019 I am managing partner at Stipo. Before 2019, I worked for the city of Amsterdam as manager area development and for 16 years as head of the Bureau Broedplaatsen (BBp). The latter dealt with all creative initiatives in Amsterdam looking for space. In particular: concepts including, studios, artist in residencies, spaces for public events and alternative cafes, clubs etc. BBp facilitated all initiatives to work out their housing dream in their own way. So, end users became initiators, designers, financers, constructors, managers of their own housing project. By doing so, responsibility and ownership and resilient connections, became natural part of the initiating group.
At Stipo, I am practising this concept in various ways.
Which additional experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out personally to you for?
Experiences and skills
- projectmanagement on facilitating bottom up initiatives
- transformation of all types of venues, complexes and former plants
- consulting local authorities in policy making, set up instruments and communication strategies
Which experience/skills can people of Placemaking Europe reach out to your organisation for?
text see Stipo (jeroen?)
Describe one of the projects you are most proud of
Broedplaats OT301. A former squat. Reconstructed by themselves with financial help of BBp. After some years BBp agreed with the group to buy the venue for an affordable price to ensure this broedplaats for the long term.