Gerard Lohuis

Gerard Lohuis is since 2000 managing-director of cultural venue P60 NL, a citizens initiative which opened in 2001. P60 is situated in an area with a lot of urban planning till 2027: A bigger highway in a half tunnel with green traverses for gardens, parks, bikes, pedestrians and art sculptures; a new cinema (7 halls/1200 seats), an upgrade of the city square and extension of the cultural building (in which are the city theatre, music and dance school and P60). He is often facing fake participatory processes (politicians/civil servants like to keep their plans and don’t like to get disturbed) which is a threat for common ownership of finished urban projects. This causes a gap between authorities and citizens, with reduced participation in democratic processes.

Speaker's events

EUREKA! Co-designing a Training Curriculum for Urban Innovators