Egbert Fransen

Director (Pakhuis de Zwijger)

Amsterdam, NL

Initiator of the redevelopment of the old warehouse Pakhuis de Zwijger into a platform for the creative industries and social innovation in urban development. A unique cultural organisation which opened its doors in 2006 and has grown to be an indenpendent plaform for and by the city of Amsterdam and its inhabitants. At the moment Egbert Fransen is Cultural intendant of the EU2016 Arts & Design programme Europe by People, and initiator of the Amsterdam based sustainable, temporary FabCity, member of the Rotterdam Council for Arts and Culture, member of the board of directors for Appelsap Fresh Music Festival, a member of the Urban Agenda Think Tank, and a member of  Innovation Relay 2016, and publisher of the magazine New Amsterdam / New Europe - Cities in Transition.

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