Project: A museum for the neighbourhood
I propose to create a physical platform for neighbourhood people to display their personal belongings, their personal themes, and experience the process of building up a new kind of museum. The new museum will become a meeting place where people would share their memories, opinions and ideas. Although it would be a miniature space, focusing on the personal objects of people living in the neighourhood, it might soon gain a larger social and cultural value.
Thesis: A museum for the neighbourhood
A new programme for vacant office buildings: Continuity Museum. Museums can also be public meeting spaces, which have high value from a social and cultural perspective. Focusing on this added potential of a museum, this could be one option to activate the vacant office. Another potential of a museum lies in the possibility of turning it into a local platform. The content of most exhibitions in most museums is isolated from the city. Usually an exhibition is not open to public participation. For my Continuity Museum I propose to create a physical platform for people to display their personal belongings, their personal themes, and experience the process of building up a new kind of museum.