In the upper three floors of the former building of the Ministry of Social Affairs & Employment (SOZA) are living 175 refugees with a residence permit) and young citizens of The Hague live together according to the co-living formula. The other floors have been transformed into co-working space. Over the past year, SOZA residents have been working on the traveling EXPO Amal Dit is Mijn Stad (EXPO Amal This Is My City), which can be seen from February 21 until March 14.

Drone EXPO Amal Dit is Mijn Stad

The EXPO stands for the power of diversity and tells the story of a unique group of young residents of our city who are building a common future. A story in words, images, music and a large street artwork of art Amal – which means hope – in the parking space of SOZA.

Bewoner SoZa Larissa

Photo Book
To bring these special stories to the attention of the largest possible audience, a photo book has been published. This photo book will be presented in the Atrium during the exhibition. This photo book is for sale during the exhibition for 25 euros at Primera van der Zwaan in the City Hall.

Fotoboek AMAL

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Project Startblok
From March 21 until April 16 the exhibition Movies that Matter Festival: Project Startblok is organized in the Atrium. This exhibition is about the same kind of residents in Amsterdam. This is part of the international festival about human rights and social justice, Movies that Matter Festival.