School’s Out! #20 Jan Willem Petersen

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For the 20th edition of our School’s Out! the Independent School for the City will welcome architect, urban planner and Afghanistan researcher Jan Willem Petersen! Jan Willem graduated from the Architectural Association( (AA in London) and the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and is the founder of Specialist Operations. In 2013 he went to Afghanistan to investigate reconstruction projects that had been implemented by the Netherlands, in an attempt to rebuild what was destroyed through decades of war. Disguised as a local Afghan, Jan Willem Petersen visited more than 50 of these projects to look at their impact and to document it in his publication “ Uruzgan’s Legacy”. We are very excited to talk to him about his publication, his experiences in Afghanistan, and how he looks at the current developments in that country.

Join us for a drink, a bite and a lecture by Jan Willem Petersen as well as a movie handpicked by AFFR’s curator Jord den Hollander. Buy your tickets fast because we only have 25 places!

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