We’re counting down to the opening: IT’S ABOUT TIME kicks off on Thursday, 22 September with a three-day opening program. Taking place on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., a public opening ceremony will mark the start of eight weeks of activities and exchange about the future of the city, including workshops, lectures, and city walks. On Friday 23 September and Saturday 24 September we will host an opening symposium, performances, presentations, workshops, tours, and neighborhood tours in which curators as well as exhibitors will participate.

Friday 23 September
On Friday 23 September, participating exhibitors and curators will be available for talks, presentations, and panels all day. The program will focus on three design strategies that are central to the exhibition: Accelerator, Activist and Ancestor. The day will conclude with a reflection and look ahead by Derk Loorbach, professor of socioeconomic transitions, director of DRIFT and cocurator of IT’S ABOUT TIME.

Saturday 24 September
On Saturday 24 September, a continuous public program will include workshops, tours, neighborhood tours, and performances. An opening symposium about the necessary transitions on a social, economic, spatial, and cultural level will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

During the exhibition IT'S ABOUT TIME there will be an active program of workshops, lectures and guided tours led by, among others, our curators Véronique Patteeuw, Peter Veenstra, Léa-Catherine Szacka, and Derk Loorbach. The activities are about the ‘architecture of change’, about the future of the city, about energy in the city and about much, much more. In the so-called ‘transition arena’, working sessions will take place on topics including current research into transformations of cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Tilburg. Children are welcome to join our weekly children’s workshops led by sculptor Maria Kley.

Early Bird Tickets and Passe-Partouts
Please purchase your early bird tickets and passe-partouts here.

All current information about the program will soon be available here.