Pakhuis de Zwijger
The Pakhuis de Zwijger Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that produces approximately 600 programs annually together with a large number of partners. In 2006 Pakhuis de Zwijger, a former refrigerated warehouse on the Piet Heinkade, opened its doors as a platform for social innovation & creation. It started creating programs and projects focused on the city, our country, and the world of tomorrow. Over the past 15 years, it has grown into a unique national and global platform that focuses on bringing people together and realizing projects that contribute to the development of a more sustainable, fair, and future-proof society.
Pakhuis de Zwijger is an accessible, independent, and safe public meeting space for everyone. A contemporary ’talking house’ with a strong online media presence that focuses on dialogue as a form of conversation. A place where ambitions are collectively formulated and different opinions and insights presented in order to arrive at creative solutions for the urgent and complex social issues of our time. Pakhuis brings artists and designers together with scientists, policymakers, experts, and citizens in all their diversity. In Pakhuis together we visualize the cities and metropolises of tomorrow, test research results against everyday practice, and present technological and social innovation as alternatives to current policy and actual reality. And finally, above all, Pakhuis is a place where we ask a lot of questions and tackle social issues as complex design assignments