Wim Crouwel lezing

Throwback to last Friday's lecture at the Stedelijk Museum. Where I gave a plea for diversity and connection. I pleaded for making visible the creativity of black, young artists, designers, photographers, musicians, stylists, often with roots in the Caribbean or the African diaspora. And also talked about the design power of hip-hop and café De Duivel in Amsterdam's Reguliersdwarsstaat. In the first quarter of 2024, I am dedicating an exhibition with OSCAM and Edson Sabajo to this hip-hop embassy that has been a spontaneous breeding ground and open stage for like-minded minds since the nineties. A few names: Daniel Eeuwens (owner of café De Duivel), Edson Sabajo himself, Karin Amatmoekrim, Andreas Urhahn and many others. And of course, the lecture was also about OSCAM where, since the celebration of 50 years of the Bijlmer in 2017, we have been giving a stage to young visual artists, curators, photographers, designers, programmers and so on. Many of these makers have roots in the Caribbean or the African diaspora. An annual exhibition is BOUT IT, which focuses on hip-hop music and culture. Previous editions led to special collaborations between hip-hop artists from Europe and Africa. Bout It #3 and #4 focused on women in hip-hop.