Ellen Holleman and Sarah Spanton have now completed this one-month residency in Poelenburg, Sarah returns to the UK, today, Friday the 1st March.
The experience of living and working here in Poelenburg has been very stimulating in terms of our collaboration and our individual practices (Ellen and Sarah). We’ve dug deeper into the meaning of value in neighbourhoods, following research leads on Place Capital, Social Capital, asset mapping and human values in relation to community development, economic development and place-making.
We were inspired by the experience, ideas and thoughts of our colleagues at our seminar on 26.2.13. We held the seminar because we’re interested in the bigger picture and wanted to contextualize the residency. As a group we agreed that we would continue as an ongoing network for exchange and conversation between multidisciplinary professionals interested in the issues arising from what is value in the neighbourhood.
We haven’t completed our final outcomes from the residency yet, but for the moment have left the residents in the building with a final message in the building’s entrance lobby, and an online sample image of the skills and talents that residents told us about.
We’ve also started to make some illustrations mapping the many assets in Poelenburg and have begun to future cast for ideas based on these potentials.
Image credits: 1/2 – Sarah, 3 – Ellen
We plan to continue working on the project in the next few months and will post more about the work soon.