The NDSM Nursery Square Archived
Commuting, kissing around the corner, rushing for the ferry, giggles escaping from a car window, gum on the pavement and fishing: this is the everyday of Amsterdam’s NDSM neighbourhood. For The NDSM Nursery Square, a project by Studio Makkink & Bey, the studio is researching public behavior in the NDSM wharf and ways in which they can reset it through cultural programming. Together, Stichting NDSM-werf and Studio Makkink & Bey have developed an expanding public square on the NDSM area that will grow over a period of 12 months. Its basis is a large grid defined by various floorplans with possible setups for available furniture to host and stimulate activities.
With unannounced interventions in the neighborhood, film screenings, site-specific performances and a seasonal ‘artist-in-residence’ at the square – the language and gestures in public space are challenged towards new scripts.