Week 2 of Project 3

We’ve updated the Project 3 page with a super fun video about spatial visualization. You can meet today (Tuesday May 24) with the instructors in an online session to discuss your work:

Tuesday May 24 Option 1
2pm – 3pm CET (Ghana: 12 pm – 1pm / Turkey and Romania: 3pm  – 4pm) Marieke
Tuesday May 24 Option 2
4pm – 5pm CET (Mexico: 9am  – 10am / Toronto: 10am – 11am) James

Week 3: last full week of Project 2!

Hello everybody!
Check out the Project 2 page with some new resources and video about the third week of Project 2. Next Tuesday (April 26) we will have the Project 2 End Show. We will give you more info on it soon. But before that, there are online meetings to chat with Martha and Marieke and discuss your ideas or get feedback on your plans and sketches. It’s all on the Project 2 page. Have fun!

last week of project 1

Coming week we will conclude project 1. Mark you calendar: there wil be an online End show on Thursday March 24, 2pm – 4pm CET. It would be great if all participants (students and teachers) can join the online End show to reflect on the work that’s made and the lessons that are learned.

Check out the project 1 page for more info on the End show and the program of this coming week.

Welcome to project 1!

On the project 1 page you can find find all the details about the first project. What can you do this week:
-Watch the preparation work: lectures for inspiration on the assignments
-Watch the video with Marc where he explains what the first assignments are
-Conduct three interviews
-Team up with your international team to decide which data you’re going to collect
-Visit the online meetings on tuesday or thursday to say hello to teachers Marc and Christian, ask questions or discuss your sketches and ideas

Greetings from Amsterdam: cultural video portraits

The CCDV students in Amsterdam spent their time last week researching the different cultures and nationalities that live in the city. (There are people of 180 different nationalities living in Amsterdam). They made 5 video portraits about 5 different countries: Mexico, Ghana, Romania, Turkey and Canada. They examined how these cultures are represented in Amsterdam by interviewing people. Check it out! We are very curious if you recognise things…


Interview with Bianca Vergara, now living in Amsterdam but born in Mexico. In this interview we got to talk to a fantastic woman who was originally born in Mexico but now lives in Amsterdam. A small introduction to the differences in culture and how she incorporates her Mexican culture in her dutch kids’ daily lives.

Mexico – by Maika and Dennis


Canada – by Floris and Kaj


For the project ‘Greetings from Amsterdam – the cultural video portraits’ we’ve focused on the Ghanaian community that lives here. We’ve conducted desk research and interviewed Wendy – one of the 25,999 Dutch people with a Ghanaian migration background in the Netherlands. We have also made a field trip to the area that is densely populated by the African communities here – Zuidoost. That’s the place where most of the 2295 Ghanians officially registered in Amsterdam live. That resulted in the video shots that we used during the editing of the final version of our cultural video portrait. We were nicely surprised by the richness and vividness of the Ghanaian peoples and their culture. We also reflected on the difficulties in establishing one’s identity and feelings of belonging in the second-generation migrants. We hope that you’ll enjoy and learn some new things while watching our video, just as we had while making it! Greetings from Noa and Aleksandra 🙂

Ghana – by Noa and Aleksandra


We have interviewed Vlad from Romania to see if there is any cultural difference or similarities between Romania and the Netherlands. This is the result. We chose to go with more of a podcast way of making the video. Not too many questions read out loud and tried to make more of a cohesive story of it.

Romania – by Simon and Jeffrey


We interviewed a Turkish man who is living in the Netherlands since two
years. Our concept was a computer virus which kept showing popups. He
talks about his experiences in Amsterdam and the differences of the
Dutch and Turkish culture.

Turkey – by Lisanne and Stijn