Projects

Freehouse - West

Rotterdam West, Jan 1999

Freehouse, started by Jeanne van Heeswijk and Hervé Paraponaris is the name of a model for developing and transforming the public space mostly on the base of and with the help of this public space itself. Freehouse, aims to research the possibilities for transforming ways of working in and with public spaces. To enable this it shifts the focus from the art object to the art objective. It sees art as a tool in a process of communication making visible and enhancing cultural production. As far as Freehouse, sees it, cultural production is the whole of activities with which people express their identity and with which they attempt to come to grips with their environment, as well as with the ways in which they express the relation between their identity and their environment.

Freehouse did intense research into the development of the trancitory community in the Oude westen en published monsterbook Oude-Westen and a research report based on expert workshops with Jeanne van Heeswijk, Herve Paraponaris, Rick Lowe, Howard Goldkrand and Beth Coleman (Soundlab), Charles Landry, Raoul Bunschoten, Siebe Thissen, Maaike Engelen and Martien Wijers (Chameleon Drive Consultancy) , Olav Veldhuis, Andries Botha, Johanna Luhmann, Femke Snelting, Maartje Berendsen, Roger Teeuwen, Hasshan Ali Yech, Abdel El kahali, Mark Hugye, Adriaan Schaap, Catja Edens.

related essays

Noem mij maar gewoon een portretschilder

Oct 2009

research report - Freehouse-Oude Westen

Nov 2002


websitewww.freehouse.nl

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