‘A whitecube for contemporary
work in a historic context’
Castrum Peregrini is a cultural centre in the heart of Amsterdam. It has its own unique profile combining a historic perspective with the urgencies of our time. The interdisciplinary approach and the inter-generational manner of working are key to its’ activities.
Castrum Peregrini brings together writers, thinkers, scholars, artists and visitors searching for new questions, new insights and a platform for their ideas. It’s heritage, history and mission serve as a point of departure. With lectures, theatre, discussions, recitals, exhibitions and multimedia manifestations, it´s publications and European projects, Castrum Peregrini makes an accessible programme with an unorthodox approach and high quality content.
Castrum Peregrini wants to build upon its role as an inspiring free haven for which its heritage (literature, fine art, architecture, urban planning, narratives, etc) forms a starting point for innovation and inspiration, for new ideas and new work. It aims to be a place where individuals, ideas, disciplines and generations meet. The collection of art and historically unique interiors, it’s library and archive, it’s gallery and meetings space play an important role as a context for contemporary work.
Castrum Peregrini is a foundation with a board of directors and a programme advisory group, 3 fte staff, plus free lance project workers, teachers and trainers. A pool of volunteers contributes to the everyday running of the organisation.
The executive director, the programme manager and the communcation/marketing-manager work as a team to devleop the foundations policies, initiate and manage projects and to sustain the foundations heritage.
Michael Defuster – executive director
Lars Ebert – programme manager
Frans Damman – communication and marketing manager
Programme Advisory Group:
Anneke Jansen - Fringe Festival
Jan Baeke – Poetry International
Truus Ophuysen – ELIA
Michiel van Iersel – Non-Fiction
Juha van ‘t Zelfde – Non-Fiction
Radna Rumping – cultureel adviseur
Iris van de Tuin – Univeristeit van Utrecht
Joachim Umlauf – Goethe Institut Parijs
Alfred Marseille – Zeezeilen
Eric Wie - COME
Castrum Peregrini works in partnership with local and international partners.
Stichting Castrum Peregrini is a Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (ANBI).