Afrikaanderwijk Coöperatie is focused on local entrepreneurship. Through an online platform they bring together local workspaces, entrepreneurs, producers and other social organizations. Currently there are around 60 leading members who acquired over a hundred jobs for the community. Jobs vary from producing local food in the Wijkkeuken, designing clothes and teaching fashion in Wijkatelier, selling local crafts and designs in the Wijkwinkel, to providing cleaning services for the current IABR.
As a result, Afrikaanderwijk is slowly developing a reputation of a neighbourhood that is home to a diversity of cultures and talents. Rather than seeking for economical support coming from outside, Afrikaanderwijk Coöperatie is focused fully on strengthening from within, shaping a talent driven economy for Afrikaanderwijk. Curious? Keep an eye out for the website of Afrikaanderwijk and make sure to check out the IABR’s Afri-tours to explore the Afrikaanderwijk through a guided tour!
Pop-Up City is an official media partner of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016. Afrikaanderwijk Coöperatief is featured in IABR—2016’s main exhibition.