people

A hub is nothing without its people. Meet the creative, inspirational and socially involved professionals who make Lola Lik the dynamic and fun environment it is.

Beste Nieuwkomer

Beste Nieuwkomer wants to create a society in which newcomers are seen as enrichment and where they inspire others. That’s why we set up a platform where positive, inspiring talented refugees are put in the spotlights.

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Temporary Museum

The Temporary Museum is an initiative of Nathalie Faber (curator) and Claartje Kortbeek (producer) from 60 Layers of cake foundation. Every hour, our museum team – made up of young Amsterdam locals and newcomers – will be holding a guided tour for the visitors.

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The Movement Hotel

The Movement Hotel is a temporary hotel project managed by newcomers and offering guests a unique experience in the Bijlmerbajes prison.

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NoHarm

NoHarm is a one-man organisation devoted to everything related to writing. Do you want your story to be written down? Harm takes care of it. Meanwhile, NoHarm works on writing other stories as well.

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Implacement Projecten

Implacement Projecten is a company with experienced professionals, coaches and supervisors. We help people with a distance to the labor market. As commissioned by the municipality of Amsterdam, Implacement carries out a program on language acquisition and orientation for refugees (TOV). They provide classes about healthcare, orientation in the city and participation declaration.

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Boxing school Bijlmerbajes

As if the name needs an introduction; a kickboxing School in the basement of Lola Lik presented by five fanatic women!

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Studio Kamerbeek

Annebell Kamerbeek is a cultural entrepreneur and art designer who works on a project about “identity in the society” with stichting Kunst en Cultuur in Beweging and NS. In september, a travelling fotoexhibition starts at Amsterdam Amstel station and there will be cultural activities in Lola Lik as well as in other locations.

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Buro jan-ZE

Buro jan-ZE consists of varying professionals such as artists, architects, writers, philosophers and lay people. They are busy with how urban (waste) landscapes shape the way we move through our daily lives and vice versa; how we shape the world around us.

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LOLA

LOLA (Stichting Leegstand Oplossers Amsterdam) stops unnecessary vacancy and utilises it for social initiatives. We are a cooperation between the following partners; Vrije Ruimte, Lokale Lente, Culturele Stelling van Amsterdam, MidWest, Ik Geef om de Jan Eef, Urban Resort en Stipo. Together, these organizations join forces to create more workspace for social initiatives in the city of Amsterdam.

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Taartrovers

Taartrovers make and serve cake and lemonade together with adults and children from the azc.They are open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 – 17:30.

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TopTaal

Top Taal is a Dutch Language and Integration Institute. They help newcomers with their integration process by offering them quality courses in which they can study the Dutch language in small groups at their own level and learning speed.

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Nick Aldewereld

Nick helps companies in creating more revenue and customers with Social Media Marketing, Sales & Business Strategy and through the use of IT.

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Stadsboeren

Stichting Stadsboeren is an urban farming initiative that makes it possible to run your own small vegetable farm in the middle of Amsterdam. Stadsboeren transforms empty lots into green parks, that function as a social area in neighbourhoods. Recently they built a garden in de Bijlmerbajes and organise a garden programme together with refugees living in the Bijlmerbajes.

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Bajes Radio

Bajes Radio is an online community radio station situated in Lola Lik, the office of the former Bijlmerbajes. We play music from around the world with a focus on what’s happening in Amsterdam and what music our new group of Amsterdammers bring to our city.

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Tom Heringa

Tom Heringa works as an Audio Engineering, Post Production, Recording and Mixing. Besides that, he works as a DJ and event consultant.

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Gluklya

Gluklya is a Russian artist working on the Utopian Unemployment Union of Amsterdam. It’s is a yearlong project that brings migrants, artists and institutions together in the united aim of developing a pilot model for a new type of project that exists at the junction of art, economics, progressive pedagogy and the social sciences.

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Ageethe // Pixelpolly

Ageethe is about art and apparel; sprouted out the colourful mind which calls herself Pixelpolly.
She helps newcomers with sewing, knitting or crochet tasks where needed.

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Freeke & Monster

We are lawyers and mediators in criminal law but also in other fields of law. We are pioneers in finding a new way of lawyering and peacemaking, e.g. by coaching our clients in their (self) forgiveness process and finding a sustainable solution for their problems.

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Solar World Cinema

“Watching film with people from another background will change the space around you and the connection you have to the people whom you watching with.”

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Startup Kitchen

In the former production kitchen of Bijlmerbajes prison, Syrian entrepreneur Jay Asad runs Startup Kitchen.

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Mercurio Coop

Mercurio Coop is a cooperative that acts as an intermediate for freelancers. The main goal of the cooperative is to match freelancers to interesting jobs and to guide their members to the cutting-edge of the developments in their work field.

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Clarinde Wesselink & Clementine van der Bent

Creative friends: visual and performance artist Clarinde Wesselink and photographer and documentary film maker Clementine van der Bent.

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Lab20

Peter and Patricia of Lab20 present Culturelab, a new cultural platform where students and young professionals can enjoy music, dancing and a diverse cultural program.

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Favela Painting Foundation

The Favela Painting Foundation reinvigorates public urban spaces by turning them into inspiring and colourful artworks of monumental size. Offering opportunities to locals while making their community a nicer place to live in.

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Waarmakers

Waarmakers give meaning to the social and sustainable core of businesses (well, anyone) by seeking new opportunities in product innovation and design.

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Refugee Company

The Refugee Company empowers refugees. It speeds up integration by placing people in the center of society.

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