We are always happy to see guests come back time and again. Last week Sayaka Abe was in Amsterdam to organise an exchange programme for seven Japanese high-school students from Jonier high school in Kamiyama, Japan and Students of the Dutch school Pietergroen from Katwijk.

Born in Japan, Sayaka graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Institute – Fine Arts and is at home in both cultures. Her work often comes from personal stories of people she meets and stories she collects and can take various forms. She makes incredible drawings on textile too!

Sayaka and Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam go a long while back together. In 2009 she took part in the Rodekool met Stampot project, in 2012 we hosted a workshop she and Krimo Benlaloua organised as a part of their interdisciplinary design and art platform Home-Work. In 2013 she set up a temporary post office and invited our guests to share experiences of their stay. in 2014 Sayaka took part in a group project Uchinokoto in CBK Amsterdam Dear Sayaka, thank you for being such a loyal friend.