Thijs de Zeeuw Architect in Residence 2021 at ARCAM

From May 2021, landscape architect Thijs de Zeeuw will be Architect in Residence at ARCAM, Architectuurcentrum Amsterdamcongratulations Thijs! 
Every year, ARCAM offers two AiR’s a platform to deepen their research and to present it to a wider audience. The AiR before Thijs is Afaina de Jong. 
Thijs will take a next step in his research A Voice for the Eel that started in 2020. Based on the question: how can we use our shared public space to enter into a dialogue with non-human urban dwellers, he will work on a living lab for experiment and dialogue in the Oosterdok. 
Designing the underwater world as a public space is still in its infancy; a missed opportunity because there is a lot of potential for a healthy and diverse underwater ecology that benefits not only the eel, but the entire underwater community. Swimmers and visitors to the Marineterrein, pay attention: this summer you will re-discover Amsterdams underwater world!
Keep an eye on our blog A Voice for the Eel for updates.