Freehouse nominated Rotterdam Design Prize

Rotterdam, Feb 2012

The Rotterdam Design Prize is one of the most important design prizes in The Netherlands. With her project Freehouse visual artist Jeanne van Heeswijk is nominated for this prize. The 15 nominated works and projects are currently exhibited at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

Scouts Ginette Blom and Jacqueline Moors:
"We nominate Jeanne van Heeswijk because as an urban curator, she offers genuine alternatives for change in southern Rotterdam's Afrikaanderwijk neighbourhood in the form of the Freehouse project, which helped the district to grow stronger culturally and economically.

Freehouse is an exceptionally successful project that fits within the working method Jeanne van Heeswijk has developed for her urban projects. Because she believes city dwellers feel less and less involved in the process of designing of public space, she employs dialogue and confrontation to provoke a new engagement."

You can vote for this project till the 11th of February. The following day both the prize of the international jury and the Premsela Public Pize will be awarded.

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