Buurtpraat or ‘Neighborhood talks’ is a new tool to capture neighborhoods and organize conversation amongst its residents.
In collaboration with Brechtje Boeke Film Productions, Placemakers developed a documentary about two typical Amsterdam North neighborhoods; Tuindorp Nieuwendam and Blauwe Zand. Various residents present their personal observations of neighborhood identity and change. Interestingly, we find many commonalities in terms of needs and wishes for the neighborhood’s development. The film screening, followed by a moderated conversation based on statements made in the short documentary, affirmed this finding.
Buurtpraat is an interesting new solution for organizations – in this case municipal government – that strive to reach, engage with and understand residents.
Where: Tuindorp Nieuwendam and Blauwe Zand, Amsterdam
Client: Municipality of Amsterdam (Stadsdeel Noord)
Collaboration partner: Brechtje Boeke Film Productions