A photography exhibition concerning Dutch farms and their contemporary use was held in ‘The Year of the Farm 2003′. This exhibition called ‘Faces of Farming’, was designed and installed by us inside and outside of characteristic farms in each of the twelve provinces in the Netherlands. After completion of the twelve exhibitions we showed them as one exhibition in the National Photo Institute in Rotterdam.During this assignment we researched the quality of the farm yard and found it perfectly suited the idea of slow growth. Also the old fashioned way of unpurposeful moving about (scharrelen) around the farm and seeing what is to be done by constantly walking around somehow still existed even in the most industrialized farms. Together with KoehorstIn’tVeld we made a publication of the research and the exhibition.
‘Berlin Insiders’ deals with the experience of time and change in the re-unified Berlins. We get into contact with collegues from the cultural sector there. We have an informal talk with them about their profession and how they deal with the new market economy that invaded the city after the ‘Wende’.
‘Building improvisations’ would like to give a positive impulse to the relation between client and architect. We look for new design and production methods for houses to make them more personal.We build a garden house from refuse and unusual materials in which the design process coincides with the building process. Through moulage technique of draping materials on improvised structures we work with trial and error, a process in which the client can also intervene. The 1:1 mock up becomes the actual building.
During a seminar on Time in De Balie Amsterdam we asked visitors to photograph ’slow things’ in the neighbourhood and to give a definition of the term ’sloom’ (sluggish).
The results were collected by graphic designers Koehorst In’tVeld in an improvised editors office on the spot and made into a Magazine of the Day.