One of the users groups facing public space regulations and restrictions on a daily basis are naturally street performers. These laws, bylaws and regulations shift constantly and the performers need to follow and understand these changes.
In 2003, when the city of Amsterdam ceased to issue licenses to non-European street theatre performers. SAS (Amsterdamse Straatartiesten), a cooperative of individual autonom street theatre performers, published STRAATTHEATER.INFO as a protest against the general policy of the city council regarding street theatre. The website since has provided information and support for all street theatre performers doing their thing in Amsterdam.
Meanwhile, other developments have occurred and the website have also become a research tool and important reference for us here at Playfulcommons.org. Check it out!