UrbanCampsite Amsterdam

Ibc shrinkwrap house, Refunc


Canvas Art

Discover camping with a difference with Amsterdam's UrbanCampsite installations...

Camping and art? Really? You betcha. These two unlikely bedfellows combine at UrbanCampsite in Amsterdam, which returns this summer after proving a big hit in its inaugural year in 2014. This time around, the event from Annette van Driel and Francis Nijenhuis has chosen a new location; the Centrumeiland of Ijburg hosts — itself a newly-created area of the Dutch city. This hitherto barren stretch of land is now buzzing with colour and shapes with the arrival of a diverse selection of art tents — part public exhibition, part campsite.

UrbanCampsite Amsterdam

Fourteen functional works by architects, designers and artists have had an extraordinary effect on the landscape. Transformation, and especially the transformation of useless to useful, is the theme of the event, and the participants have approached the challenge in a variety of ways.

Some have fashioned their bedroom spaces out of recyclable materials, while Joep van Lieshout’s toilet facilities looks at recycling of a different kind. Other notable contributors include Boomhuttenfest, Rob Sweere and Refunc. UrbanCampsite will run until the end of August. More information on the individual installations is available on the event website, where you can find links to book them for a stay.

Via: popupcity.net


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Rob Sweere

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Photography, Anouska Rickard