Works licensed under Creative Commons license

We recently took a new step: several works including Conversation without Words, Digital Silence and Parliament of Things are now licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This means that from now on everyone is free to share, copy, and redistribute the work in any medium or format -and to adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.


Book launch 10 years of Building Conversation – The Scripts

Building Conversation celebrates and shares the work they have developed by publishing the scripts of several performative conversations in book form, making them available to all. The festive book launch of “Building Conversation – The Scripts”is on December 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam.


Building Conversation chooses collectivity and, as of 2023, will continue as a platform

After countless performative conversations in The Netherlands and abroad, inspiring collaborations and constant self-reflection, Building Conversation is undergoing a momentous change and will continue as a platform from 2023. With this transition, the organisation is making a radical choice for collectivity and participation.


20 – 23 October The Gathering in Amsterdam

The Gathering consists of four days during which we will work with international guests, artists and the audience. During the first two days, we will shed new light on existing work in different in-depth working groups. This is followed by a two-day public program with performance and debate.


— Premiere RIZHOME 20 november during Jonge Harten Theaterfestival — Join us at a try-out

This autumn we are working on the creation of RHIZOME, a nomadic work of art which takes us to various deserted and overgrown industrial sites across Europe. Here we begin to search for a new form of dialogue regarding the people and things which surround us. We bring the rizomatic thinking and speaking into practice […]


The Experience Archive

Building Conversation is working on an upcoming reflection project called The Experience Archive. In Building Conversation, we believe and respect the importance of the participants, since it is a platform made for and by them. Our mission is to activate people to approach their own conversation culture like an artist and reflection is an important […]


The North Sea Ambassy

On June 1, 2018, the Embassy of the North Sea was established at Lange Voorhout 19 in The Hague, based on the starting point: the sea is by itself. Representatives presented the North Sea as an independent entity, as its own political body with self-determination from 2030. From now on the North Sea is a […]


Rotterdam in conversation

From March 26 to April 16 we will in co-operation with Theater Rotterdam organize four conversations at four special locations in Rotterdam. Building Conversation gives attention and care to the way we speak to each other with different forms of conversation. Just outside daily reality, the political topicality, apart from existing tensions, urgency and effect, […]


Building Conversation in De Balie for Forum on European Culture

The artist collective Building Conversation challenges you to start a conversation with your European fellow citizens. Do you dare break out of your daily bubble and take part in a genuine conversation? The increasingly divided European society is crying out for renewed attention to the need for conversation between people. Nowadays, people who disagree with […]


Building Conversation is going East

From 2017 to 2020 Building Conversation is situated for a longer period in Amsterdam. We call it our #conversation marathon. We truely make time and space for the conversation between people who do not naturally meet each other. Every year we visit another part of the city where we take the time and challenge people […]


Prologue to the evening program with Bruno Latour

Since 2015, a growing community of artists, scientists, philosophers and writers is building The Parliament of Things. Inspired by the work of Bruno Latour they raised a public platform and started a speculative research in which human and not human actors and actants can meet to discuss each other’s interests and positions. Can we envisage […]