IAMNOT A TOURIST is a silk scarf designed by me. Mirjam Hagoort of Barentsz Urban Fabric came up with the City Scarf concept with city maps and has invited other artists to design a scarf. I’m the first to do so.
The design originated in my personal experiences during walks through the city. While slaloming through the stream of tourists I’m often addressed in English, as if I’m part of the tourist mass. These experiences have an alienating effect on me. Even though I have Chinese-Indonesian background, I feel myself being an Amsterdammer through and through. I’m not a tourist in my own town.
I want tourists to be more aware of their destination and to delve into its culture, as true cosmopolitans. I’d like visitors to involve themselves in the environment and not behave indifferently to it.
Warm up with the IAMNOT A TOURIST scarf, so that the city's ups and downs don’t leave you cold!
Available online store Barentsz Urban Fabric ++ Dreamboat Store, Czar Peterstraat 145, Amsterdam ++ MINK at The Cool Collective, Magna Plaza, Amsterdam ++ Stedelijk, Amsterdam Buchhandlung Walther König ++ Museumshop Den Haag