Eiland8 was a 5 year project which entailed more than a hundred different projects Eiland8, the name for 450 houses in Kanaleneiland, that were going to be torn down/redeveloped. During a brainstorm with Mitros, a housing corporation, I offered to manage the transition, convinced as I was that using artists and art would garantee safety and a better quality of life. Aside from that, we would realize an image upgrade of the area by doing art projects. And it all happened. But beside that there were hundreds of homes and working spaces available for artists and many possibilities to generate income with art and out-of-the-box ideas for a period of 5 years.
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