26 Jul - 2 Aug

Pride in Hortus Amsterdam


With ‘Pride in the World of Plants’, the second episode of the Botanical College Tour on Wednesday 26 July, the Hortus Amsterdam delves into the world of (gender) diversity and taxonomy as part of Pride. What does ‘gender’ actually mean for plants and what can we learn from it? And on what basis are species classified?

Guests are Geertje Mak (Prof. Dr. Gender History at the UvA), Marnel Scherrenberg (former collection manager at Naturalis) and Sergi Rusca (curator at RADIUS CCA). Moderator Dore van Duivenbode (journalist, documentary maker) will talk to them and to the audience. Look here for more information.

The Botanical College Tour is an interview program that takes place in the middle of one of the greenhouses in the Hortus. Surrounded by plants and trees, each college welcomes new inspiring scientists, entrepreneurs and makers, each with their own vision of nature and its relationship to man. Under the guidance of a moderator, the audience is invited to participate in the dialogue.

The Hortus Amsterdam celebrates more diversity in the garden: there is also a themed tour about (gender) diversity in the world of plants on 29 and 30 July. On Wednesday evening 2 August there will be a queer speed dating session in the Hortus. Host Safiya welcomes all participants to the beautiful Palmenkas.

Hortus Amsterdam, Plantage Middenlaan 2A