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How can an artist - in the times of Covid-19 - help to re-energize and reimagine a place such as a public playground?

The project Meanwhile van reinaart vanhoe is a collaboration between artists and users of the Tarwewijk playground association. One of the goals is to investigate how - in times of corona - you can keep a closed playground active? Another goal is to practice in the neighborhood as an artist.

The participating artists enter into a conversation with the users, volunteers and residents of the playground and come up with various ways to share experiences and insights, such as workshops, an art newspaper, interviews. The end goal is to create one toolkit that the playground can use in the unlikely event of closure.

The participating artists are currently from Pris Roos, Rieneke de Vries, Zoë Cocchia, Tessa Biemans, George Booij and mariëlle verdijk.

Most of the artists invited to participate live in the area. This gives the opportunity to continue the contacts made over time.

The organizers strive for a final presentation to a larger audience, showing the results of the workshop.

Publication date: 04 / 09 / 2020

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