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Arte Útil archive nr:

014

Initiator:

Marjetica Potrč

Location:

The Netherlands

Category:

economy, social

Users:

Marjetica Potrč and Wilde Westen (Lucia Babina, Reinder Bakker, Hester van Dijk, Sylvain Hartenberg, Merijn Oudenampsen, Eva Pfannes, Henriette Waal), Residensts of Nieuw West neighbourhood.

Maintained by:

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Far West, Amsterdam; The Netherlands Architectural Fund, Rotterdam.

Certification:

prototype

Duration:

2009

Marjetica Potrč
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The Cook, the Farmer, His Wife and Their Neighbour

Description:

A vacant site situated at Lodewijk van Deysselstraat 61, in the Nieuw West district of Amsterdam, has been converted into a community kitchen with an adjoining garden on the back.

Goals:

The project has been an example of 'redirective practice', where people from different backgrounds have come together to create a community, the purpose of which was to redefine the neighbourhood from below as well as urban and rural coexistence.