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Urban Stories Festival


(c) Tuoyo Omagba traffic jam economics


Pakhuis de Zwijger 15 March 2017. Urban Stories Festival. Photo Walking with PAPA
On the walk through the town with local researchers, amateurs and profs. What is the secret of PAPA's photo walk? How does it democratise our view of the city? An interview with founder Lino Hellings, international participants in the walk and lecturer Image In Context Anke Coumans, journalist Friso Wiersum from the Netherlands and architect Aya Tahhan from Ramallah Palestine.


PAPA Veldwerk # 7 André Thijssen


© André Thijssen, Rosh Pinah, Na


Pakhuis de Zwijger 28 September 2016 During this edition of Papa Fieldwork artist / photographer Andre Thijssen is our guest. Photographing everyday things his eye falls on, he teaches you to look differently at the city. Lino Hellings, founder of PAPA, is discussing with Andre Thijssen fringe phenomena, back streets, the undecided moment, mysteries and open all valves and go and explore the city.


PAPA Veldwerk # 5 Annelys De Vet and Anton de Goede 8 March


Subjective atlas De Vet


Pakhuis de Zwijger 8 March 20:00 Entrance free make a reservation here
The designer Annelys de Vet and the radiomaker Anton de Goede will discuss questions as 'how do you give a voice to the actuality?' and how 'to indicate reality in other ways?'


PAPA Veldwerk # 3 Hans Aarsman 30 September 20:00


Hans Aarsman Zelf Weten theatre show


During this edition of Papa Fieldwork Hans Aarsman is the guest speaker. Hans talks about his work and his method. Lino Hellings, founder of PAPA, and Hans Aarsman will talk about  the way you look, how to collect and how to organize your findings. Reservation Pakhuis de Zwijger 


PAPA Veldwerk # 1: andrews:degen Pakhuis De Zwijger 20 May


Mapping the city Boekarest 2013. Foto: © andrews:degen


In the Fieldwork series PAPA invites a fellow field worker to talk about his / her approach and what it delivers. This time andrews:degen an office in visual communication, design and society.
Field work is research that you do on the spot where the 'action' is; street, home or workplace. Fieldwork makes sense if you look with an open mind and be pleasantly surprised by what you find. 
Pakhuis De Zwijger at 20 May 20:00 kleine zaal


Mobile Nigeria in Volkskrant



7 March 2014
Everything that doesn’t work in Lagos – and that is a lot – is made operative by the people themselves. That makes Lagos to such a bustling city that shimmers with creativity .
Text Lino Hellings Photos by Will Ayemoba , Eremina Jumbo , Andrew Esiebo , Tuoyo Omagba, Israel Ophori and Toye Gbade


Interview at PhotoQ bookshop in Amsterdam


PAPA, Wout Berger and André Thijssen


14th of November 2013 Ferdinand Bolstraat 1 at 20:00
by Edie Peters
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Longlist Dutch Doc Award



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PAPA on the long list for The Dutch Doc Award


THE MAKING OF PAPA



The book THE MAKING OF PAPA published September 2012 The book is on tour since it was presented September 2012. London, New York, Istanbul, Amsterdam and Paris.The Making of PAPA is edited by Hans Aarsman, Lino Hellings and Nienke Terpsma, who also designed the book. Order at www.post-editions.com ISBN 978 94 6083 066 2 Paperback / 368 pp. / 17 x 24 cm / € 30,-144 colour, 92 black and white ills. Published by post editions, Rotterdam and Drik, Dhaka  With the generous support of Hivos and MondrianFund


PAPA Veldwerk # 9 Fucking Good Art


FGA freestyle researchers


Pakhuis de Zwijger 29 March 2017. Guests are Nienke Terpsma and Robert Hamelijnck, the freestyle researchers and artists of Fucking Good Art, a traveling magazine and editorial project for research into the effect of art and the art world. They are interested in oral history, counter cultures, self-organization, DIT'Do it together 'and strategies and models outside the shores of the mainstream art market.
Lino Hellings discusses with Nienke Terpsma and Robert Hamelijnck the FGA fieldwork methods in collecting stories on location and in their research in archives where these stories are preserved and interpreted. On the material history of ideas and knowledge and the sometimes invisible networks through which ideas travel around the world.


PAPA Veldwerk # 8 tribute to Leon Deben


Leon deben explaining the city


Pakhuis de Zwijger 23 November 2016. During this edition of Papa Fieldwork we honour the recently deceased urban sociologist Leon Deben with among others Ineke Teijmant, Jan Dirk de Jong, Hansje Kalt and Paul Verberne.
As urban sociologist Leon has served the city and the neighborhood in which he lived tremendously. As a lecturer, he sent his students on the streets to count the homeless at night.  Society lies in the street was his motto, and take that in this case  quite literally. 


PAPA Veldwerk # 6 Cilia Erens


Cilia Erens in China


Pakhuis de Zwijger 22 Juin 2016. During this edition of PAPA Fieldwork sound artist Cilia Erens is the guest. Thirty years after her first recordings in the country, she did another a 3D sound research into the largest and fastest-changing urban society in the world: China. How do you map a city with your ears? How did Cilia listen  to the sound of the mega Chinese city scaling?


PAPA Veldwerk # 4 PolakVanBekkum and Marjolijn Boterenbrood


PolakVanBekkum 250 Miles crossing Philadelphia


Pakhuis de Zwijger 21 October 2015 20:00 
During this edition of Papa Fieldwork Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum (PolakVanBekkum) and Marjolijn Boterenbrood are the guestspeakers. Our guests will tell how they make maps with the discoveries they make in the field. Polak and Bekkum are pioneers in working with GPS and now use the latest technology. Marjolijn Boterenbrood digs her hands into the earth and follows her nose to know how it smells.


PAPA Veldwerk # 2: Het Kleurbureau Pakhuis de Zwijger 24 Juin


Foto: Rob van Maanen/project Kamperpoort Zwolle (Mulleners+Mulleners Architecten)


In the Fieldwork series PAPA invites a fellow field worker to talk about his / her approach and what it delivers. 
This time Het Kleurbureau  The Color Office for all questions in the field of color in the built environment.

Pakhuis De Zwijger at 24 Juin 20:00 kleine zaal
make a reservation here https://dezwijger.nl/programma/het-kleurbureau


PAPA Critical City Guide Dhaka Bangladesh



PAPA Critical City Guide Dhaka is published in October 2014.
OXFAM/NOVIB invited PAPA to do a PAPA Lab in Dhaka with a mix of photographers from DRIK and officers working in OXFAM/NOVIB and the partner organization YPSA. PAPA's method of reading the street in shared photo-walks gives an insight in the Tactics of Life in Dhaka.
This led to PAPA Critical City Guide (CCG) of Dhaka.
Order at post@linohell.nl 


PAPA at de Balie Amsterdam



20 November 20:00 De Balie Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10 Amsterdam PAPA is one of the initiatives that create their own happiness, well-being and economic systems apart from the prevailing crises and the underbelly feelings in society. Tonight they pitch their ideas. 
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Volkskrant Uitgelicht


Flyoverpapa, research of the area around the overpasses in three cities: The hague The Netherlands, Lagos Nigeria, Dhaka Bangladesh and Sao Paulo Brazil.,


The Volkskrant will publish a series of PAPA photo's in the coming months. This one is to announce the book. Text by Hans Aarsman, pictures by Shahidul Alam, Toye Gbade and Lino Hellings


Shopwindow Athenaeum bookshop


The photo press agency of the future according to Hans Aarsman and Fucking Good Art


From the 29th of January till the 13th of February The book THE MAKING OF PAPA features in the shopwindow of Athenaeum bookshop in Amsterdam