No Rooftop Walks on June 5 & 6, but other activities to come
Unfortunately, our programme of Rooftop Walks will not take place on June 5 and 6 2021. In our search for new space in the city, we wanted to offer you rooftop wlks in duos this year. These secluded outdoor spaces seemed to be ideal for an individual and safe experience, fitting to the time we live in currently. Unfortunately, it turned out that it is too early for rooftop walks. We will not going to give up though en we will tranform our initiative programme into a series of small scale rooftop-activities that will take place from half June until the end of July of this year!
International Knowledge Day: towards a sustainable and layered city
On Friday 4 June, our annual Knowledge Day will take place – a three-part in-depth programme (in English) for professionals and other rooftop enthusiasts. The Knowledge Day has a strong international focus and consists of the Rooftop Farmers’ Meet-up (in cooperation with DakAkker), interactive lunch workshops and the TOP^ summit about the sustainable layered city (in cooperation with Architecture Institute Rotterdam). The full Knowledge Day programme will take place online.
You can read all about the programme, and buy your ticket (€10,-) via the button below.
View Conny Janssen Danst solos high on Rotterdam Rooftops
Due to the COVID crisis, the dancers of the Conny Janssen Danst Collective could not rehearse or perform in front of an audience this spring. To still make it possible for them to perform, we offered the dancers the best stage we have: the rooftops. Soloists turned their experience into a personal monument based on the strange context they live in these days. This resulted in three magnificant and very diverse registrations on three iconic locations in Rotterdam: Monuments in Solitude.
Watch our Rooftopics: interviews with rooftop experts
Research on the use of rooftops is, due to the COVID-crisis, more relevant than ever. For this reason we started our online interview series Rooftopics. Léon van Geest, director of the Dakendagen, visits rooftop experts and initiators on ‘their’ rooftops and talks with them about development of these remarkable projects and their visions for the future. The first interviews (about Depot Boijmans van Beuningen, the DakAkker and Erasmus MC and others) are now online.