We’re delighted that our first event featuring Christoph Lindner was a huge success with a sold out venue, a brilliant speaker and panel and a lively audience debate afterwards.

The entire event was filmed by The Future Positive studio and supported financially by IASH. Please share widely via our Facebook and Twitter channels to help disseminate Amsterdam, Street Art and Super-Gentrification.


On Wednesday the 25th of March we met for an evening of discussion about urban citizenship that takes as its focus Christoph Lindner’s observations about Amsterdam, Street Art & Super-Gentrification.

Lindner asked “What happens when art in public spaces strategically decelerates, disrupts, or even stops movement, flow, and interaction in the global city?”

The unique event considered some of the unexpected ways in which artistic attempts to foster hospitality and belonging at a community level can produce new, subtle forms of exclusion and false intimacy.

Our guest panel discussed some of the themes arising with a post-lecture debate;  our panelists included Cultural Geographer Rowan Ellis, Edinburgh artist Fraser Gray, and LeithLate curator Morvern Cunningham – all moderated by the New Met’s own Richard J Williams.