Whilst preparing the exhibition 'House of Arts', the farm of Studio Makkink & Bey in the Noordoostpolder served as a workplace for 'designers & artists more…
city government of Groningen
In response to the wish of the city government of Groningen to make Meerstad an area where nature and recreation are combined with living and working, the studio made a landscape inventory. Investigating what nature in the Netherlands is and what makes living there unique and special.
The story begins with a kind of expedition of amateur associations, like pioneers of a new city. Engaging people before structures and rules are imprinted on the area, before the rows of houses are build.
No bad start in a unpersonal, empty constructed neighbourhood, because the amateur community has already given the area faces.