Webinars | Indonesia and the Amsterdam School (free)

Webinars | Indonesia and the Amsterdam School (free)

In this free webinar series, Museum het Schip cooperates with Heritage hands-on, Pusat Dokumentasi Arsitektur and Yayasan Museum Arsitektur Indonesia to explore relationships between the Amsterdam School and Indonesia by inviting heritage experts, historians, architects, curators and artists.

Please note that the webinar can be accessed from different parts of the world. Different start times apply for these two time zones. After signing up for the webinar you will receive an automatic email containing the link to the Zoom session.

Webinar recordings

Missed a webinar? Not to worry, you can access previous episodes below.

Webinar #1: architecture and colonisation

This first webinar serves as an introduction to the series. It discusses the origins of the Amsterdam School architectural style within the context of the rise of public housing and Dutch colonialism in Indonesia.

Webinar #2: From East to West

What happens when culture crosses the oceans? In this Webinar, we learn what forms Indonesian temples and vernacular architecture and the arts and crafts, and how traditions and religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism have shaped the designs of the Amsterdam School.

Webinar #3: Architecture From West to East

What are the traces of the Amsterdam School in Indonesia? How do we look at different art and architecture historical traditions in a colonial and a postcolonial context? In this Webinar, we pay attention to architects aligned with the Amsterdam School who have built in the Netherlands Indies, such as the Chinese-Indonesian architect Liem Bwan Tjie, and the Dutch architect Cosman Citroen.

Webinar #4: Batik in Motion

This Webinar, which is the fourth part of the 'Indonesia and the Amsterdam School' Webinar series, is about the application of batik in Indonesia as a current heritage and artistic practice and its application in the late-colonial period by Dutch artists, including those of the Amsterdam School movement.

Webinar #5: Public Housing

What is the history and current state of public housing in the Netherlands and Indonesia? How has public housing emerged? And how did the Dutch Housing Act of 1901 influence public housing in the Dutch East Indies? The last webinar of this series elaborates on these topics.

Have you already seen Indonesia and the Amsterdam School?

Banner Indonesie en de Amsterdamse School

In the exhibition Indonesia and the Amsterdam School, Amsterdam School Museum Het Schip reveals how artists, designers and architects of the Amsterdam School were forged by the colonial link with Indonesia. How did they incorporate Indonesian forms, ideas and techniques in their work?


The Indonesia and the Amsterdam School webinar series was supported by:


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logo Amsterdamse Federatie van Woningcorporaties
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logo Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

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