Together with multisdisciplinary firm Non-Fiction, TAAK and Castrum Peregrini Foundation, Office Jarrik Ouburg initiated Tussen-Ruimte (‘Between Spaces’ in Dutch). This project stimulates reflection on the use of public spaces in Amsterdam’s 17th-century canal ring that was recognized as UNESCO’s World Heritage site in 2010. It brings into question the livability of areas controlled by preservation rules and threatened by museumification. Inspired by Gordon Matta-Clark, Atelier Bow-Wow and others, Tussen-Ruimte also offers artists, designers and architects room for experimentation.
Herengracht 127-129 is one of many alleys and courtyards spotted and unveiled by the project. Weekly tours and other artistic activities will take place in Amsterdam until September 22. Check out the programme here.