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Platform for Urbanism and Landscape Architecture

Wed, 29 May


Berlage 1, Bouwkunde, TU Delft

Capturing Urban Humour with Jan Dirk van der Burg

Join Us for a Fun Photography Lecture & Walk with Jan Dirk van der Burg in Delft!

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Capturing Urban Humour with Jan Dirk van der Burg
Capturing Urban Humour with Jan Dirk van der Burg

Time & Location

29 May 2024, 12:45 – 16:00

Berlage 1, Bouwkunde, TU Delft, Julianalaan 134, 2628 BL Delft, Netherlands

About the event

Experience this city through the creative lens of Jan Dirk van der Burg, the former Photographer of the Netherlands! Known for his unique blend of photo comedy and poignant visual storytelling, Jan Dirk's work captures the quirks of everyday life in captivating ways.  Do not forget to carry your photography devices!


From 12.45h to 13.30h in Berlage Hall 1

/ the lecture is free and open to everyone

/ no sign-up/ticket necessary!

/ lunch will be provided


From 13.45h to 16.00h in Delft and  Berlage Hall 1

/ Tickets: 5€, POLIS-Members are free

/ sign-up/ticket is necessary and binding!

/ participant limit: 30 (first come first serve)


In 2022 he concluded his tenure with 'Typisch Nederland', an exhibition at the NL Fotomuseum and a book of the same name. His best-known work is the photo book Olifantenpaadjes (2011), an optimistic indictment of a landscape abuse and an ode to the shortest way from A to B. He also unsolicited compiled the 10 most remarkable Twitter accounts of the Netherlands in the Tweebundelbox (2016). Since graduating in 2004 with a series on Office Culture, he has operated in a photographic niche market of participation evenings, meetings and courses - the world under the system ceiling.

He also has and weekly image column #heerlijkgenieten in Volkskrant Magazine, had the series Nederland onder het Systeemplafond with Marcel van Roosmalen for De Correspondent and made theater performances with Flavia Faas at the theater festival De Parade about his photography and amazing life in general. Also worthwhile: the six-part web series 'De Fotoclub des Vaderlands' on YouTube and from May 2023 he can also be seen in the children's program 'Snapshot' on NPO ZAPP, photography TV for the target group with the most uninhibited view. He is also a member of the self-publishing collective DIABP.

Jan Dirk has been a Pandist for years, the nickname for the conscious Fiat Panda driver. He lives and works in Amsterdam.


  • 45 minutes

    Lecture by Jan Dirk van der Burg

    Berlage Hall 1

  • 2 hours 15 minutes

    Photography Walk & Discussion with Jan Dirk van der Burg

    Delft and Berlage Hall 1
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