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April 9th, 2014

Farewell The Dossier readers! It has been some time since the last entry; many things have happened in this Editor’s life – a child, a boost in other paid writing opportunities, and a more internally focused outlook. So, it’s time to close these files for now. Enjoy your explorations in Eindhoven, and in creativity. Who [...]


Happy birthday Van Abbe museum! Happy birthday Van Abbe museum!
September 26th, 2011

The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven has existed for 75 years, which was celebrated on 24 September 2011. Everyone was invited to visit the museum for free. Three exhibitions were on show under the theme ‘Vanuit hier / Out of here’ , where the significance of artists, collectors and city of Eindhoven were central. In addition to these were all sorts of activities and a workshop for pizza baking, theatre, music and circus. ‘Vanuit hier / Out of here’ will continue showing until 8 January 2012. Photo essay by Manon Vosters, on assignment for VersPers.


Hallo Eindhoven! Hallo Eindhoven!
September 16th, 2011

There’s a bit of a trend of that’s going to hit the streets of our town soon. Some of it has already arrived. Strangers to and in Eindhoven.


Day of the unexpected Day of the unexpected
September 12th, 2011

Gah! We had another one of those weekends where there was too much to do, plus glorious weather on Saturday. Blessed with an unseasonable 27 degrees, and spectacular lightning shows at midnight, and a full moon … I had to choose between: a) All day mini-dance festival ZomersSwingFeest III in the Philips de Jongh Park [...]


I’m all outta love, or am I? I’m all outta love, or am I?
September 6th, 2011

Love affairs are funny, and not only can you have them with friends, lovers or pets, but you can have them with cities. So many times I’ve heard about people loving their cities, like New York, Paris, London. But Eindhoven?


The world according to Kurt The world according to Kurt
July 11th, 2011

Two decades ago I took singing lessons for two years, from one boastful Mr Ian Field. An old woman of a teacher – he was a baritone who claimed how easy it was for him to learn how to be a tenor, but was also a hurdler for Australia in the 1952 Olympics. I ask you. Anyway, I learnt more from one formidable Mr Kurt Elling in 45 minutes than I did in those laborious lessons, and this is why. I’m an adult now. I think.


The length of your feelings The length of your feelings
July 11th, 2011

If you get 8 amateur dancers together, each with anywhere between 2 and 10+ years’ dance experience, and you measure the length of their arms, then you get an average of 0731. That’s the sort of thing that choreographer Katrien van de Camp does. She’s not your average dancer or choreographer. First of all she a fighter; second of all, she rotates your perspective and prods you to jump out of your comfort zone and into uncharted territory.


ABC of food ABC of food
June 24th, 2011

A-Z of food I have been totally obsessed with food, lately. I am expanding my vocabulary of food, starting with a basic alphabet of cuisine. I’m Australian, so that’s the “A”. We have great produce, and everyone’s from somewhere else, so the food heritage in my home country is so rich. For B, British – [...]


Tick tock, tick tock: it’s Eindhoven o’clock Tick tock, tick tock: it’s Eindhoven o’clock
June 22nd, 2011

I’ve been taking my time reading In Praise of Slow. I know the organizer of the Slow Management Conference which is taking place tomorrow. And I also know the guys from KLOKby who will be opening their atelier doors tomorrow and talking about their approach to co-creation when creating mechanical timepieces. Let’s take a moment to stop and slow down, here in Eindhoven. Plenty of ways to get you thinking about old man time.


Observations at an art gallery Observations at an art gallery
June 20th, 2011

By Chris Rawlins, guest blogger
There’s something terribly wrong with the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. As I went around, I felt it more and more. By the end of my visit, I knew exactly what it was. Van Gogh’s paintings are taking up too much space!


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