Highlights Video

Our highlights video from the recent DIVERCITIES: Governing Urban Diversity Conference in Rotterdam is available to watch on our website and on our YouTube Channel. Produced by Hoyinck Photography, the short film captures the positive

Irena Guidikova’s Closing Address

Watch Irena Guidikova’s closing address: Urban policies for diversity advantage – the Intercultural City paradigm. Irena Guidikova is Head of Division, World Forum for Democracy, Intercultural Cities Program.

Talking to NIFFO

One of our ideas for the Diversity Mini-Festival was to have booths for each initiatve so that conference visitors could drop by and get to know the work of each initiative informally. The image above

Ruth Fincher’s Keynote

Watch Ruth Fincher Keynote address: “Planning, diversity and equality”. Ruth Fincher is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Melbourne.

Ümit Kiziltan’s Keynote

Ümit Kiziltan’s Keynote address: Diversity and Immigration: Projections, public anxiety, and choosing inclusion and hope over fear. Ümit Kiziltan is Director General, Research and Head of Evaluation, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Wijkatelier op Zuid

Translating as Neighbourhood Workshop, Wijkatelier op Zuid is a place for residents and designers from Afrikaanderwijk to come together to share their knowledge of various textiles skills. The Wijkatelier op Zuid team put on a


H.E.L.D.E.R.H.E.I.D. / B.R.I.G.H.T.N.E.S.S. are in the house. They were charged with kicking off precedings for the Diversity Mini-Festival, which they did with energy and zip using music. Those taking part were Joany Muskiet, Ayhan, Kevin,

NIFFO’s Exhibition

NIFFO is a gallery space in Rotterdam South. They presented a vibrant exhibition of about twenty paintings on the theme of diversity with all work by local artists. They were: Mosab Anzo (Syria) Carla Hofkeshuma

Ozge’s Portrait

Gustave Nouel was on hand to draw anyone who wanted their portrait done. Here is Özge from the Middle East Technical University in Istanbul with hers.

Janet Smith’s Keynote

Watch Janet Smith’s Keynote address: “The return of neighbourhood as an urban strategy to sustain diversity”. Janet Smith is Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy Program, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Paul Scheffer’s Keynote

Watch Paul Scheffer’s Keynote Address: Challenges of integration and diversity. Paul Scheffer is Professor at the School of Humanities at Tilburg University.