After a very successful show at ARCAM this summer, the exhibition Glimpses (on the sustainable future of Amsterdam and New York) will move to the 'PICNIC Festival', an annual three-day event that blurs the lines between creativity, science, technology and business to explore new solutions in the spirit of co-creation.

This year’s theme is Urban Futures, with a focus on sustainability, infrastructure, society, design and media. The PICNIC Festival 2011 takes place from 14 to 16 September at NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam North. ARCAM is proud to present the 10 visualisations of the future in the Grand Theater at Picnic and hopes to stimulate the debate and creativity amongst the visitors. See PICNIC for more information on the programme.

Luc Vrolijks
Being so proud with the successes of Glimpses, it was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Luc Vrolijks, the initiator of the project ‘Glimpses’. Luc played a vital role in the project: he not only brought the Center for Architecture in New York and ARCAM together, as co-curator he also made a huge contribution to the exhibitions in both Amsterdam and New York and peripheral programming in both cities. We remember Luc as an extremely warm-hearted person, a skilled and intelligent urban and regional planner whose heart was in the right place. Luc was a master at bringing people together and creating an atmosphere in which great things could flourish.

The countless discussions with Luc at ARCAM and the CfA NY, regarding life in the future and making our cities and our society sustainable, are a valuable memory and a source of inspiration for our work in the future. Please check ARCAM for more information on Luc and his work.

Marlies Buurman

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