city-pick Amsterdam

The latest volume in the city-pick series – on Amsterdam – has just been published. When their Berlin book came out, Podularity carried an interview with the book’s editor, Heather Reyes.

This time, we go one better and present an audio diary which I compiled on location in Amsterdam with Dutch poet and critic, Victor Schiferli, the co-editor of city-pick Amsterdam.

Our main project was filming a number of interviews with Dutch writers, currently going up on Vimeo and YouTube, and in the interstices, we made the sound recordings that you can listen to below – a sort of audio introduction both to Amsterdam and Victor’s book.

Just click on the pictures below to hear the sound clips.

1. Spui Square and the Athenaeum Bookshop

Amsterdam Athenaeum bookshop

2. De Zwart cafe and literary feuds

Amsterdam literary cafe

3. Dam Square

Dam Square

4. Amsterdam in wartime

Anne Frank Huis

5. The Vondelpark (and who was Vondel?)

Vondelpark

6. In the Red Light District

Amsterdam red light

7. Amsterdam on Two Wheels

Amsterdam bike

8. Victor’s Thoughts on Compiling the Book

Victor Schiferli

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