This week Rik takes us to the edge of Victoriapark and gives us a glimpse into one of his favorite cultural spots in the city: the Temporary Art Centre (TAC).
TAC is located opposite the Philips Stadium, on the Vonderweg. The building is a former Philips staff shop and nowadays a breeding ground for cultural innovation. You will find a collective of creatives engaged in innovative visual culture, spread over 80 studios. Think of designers, illustrators, artists, architects, gaming developers, and more. Besides the studios and workshops, TAC has a number of large and small halls, where exhibitions, concerts, performances, presentations, and parties are regularly hosted. TAC is also a regular part of the annual Dutch Design Week. In addition to providing space for culture makers, TAC also offers a broad platform for cultural experiments.
Korean Food Lab
Within the collective, a community is being built. Recently added to the community is Korean restaurant Minyoung Korean Food Lab, an initiative of Design Academy student Min Young Choi. She combines her Korean background with the inspiration she gets during her stay in the Netherlands. Minyoung uses her food lab as a laboratory where she can literally give guests a glimpse into the design process. For those who wants to come and taste: Minyoung Korean Food Lab is open weekly from Thursday to Sunday.
New Year’s Eve party
One more tip from Rik: Discover TAC on December 31st, by visiting their annual New Year’s Eve party. With music from Krackfree Soundsystem, Zodiak Commune, and KADER.
Rik studied architecture and is a city guide in Eindhoven. Every two weeks he shares a tip.
For this tip from Rik we head south, towards Leenderweg. Just a stone's throw from Parktheater Eindhoven you will find art and culture centre Pand P, better known by some as the former Plaza Futura. You recognise the building by the letters that are still
Eindhoven is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of nightlife. Besides the standard nightlife areas, there are now more and more places where you can visit underground parties. One of them is De Sociale Dienst (social service). Rik leads the way.
In the city centre, on the Vestdijk, you find the Van der Meulen Ansems site (VDMA site). At first glance it may not look like a very exciting place, but anyone who learns more about this place will find out that it is in fact a historical one.