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BIJLMER THROUGH THE EYES OF MAJORITY


bijlmer is one of the neighbourhoods that form the amsterdam-zuidoost borough of amsterdam. it was designed as a single project as part of a then innovative modernist approach to urban design, led by siegfried nassuth and his team. following suriname's independence in 1975, many of its inhabitants migrated to the netherlands. the government placed a substantial number of them in affordable social housing in the bijlmer. the neighbourhood once had a very high crime rate because of this segregation made by the dutch government. even if this this has decreased dramatically in recent years, many people still see bijlmer as a “bad neighbourhood”. i created two projects:

1. based on this racist vision of bijlmer, i built a vending machine that distributes seven different drugs:


2. living in bijlmer for several years already, i gathered a lot of filmed material. i used some of the footage to create three “informative” augmented reality experiences. the viewer can point their device with the “artivive” app installed towards three images that trigger the video edits:


materials: wood, metal springs, light bulb, photo and video collages
amsterdam / 2018

▼Experience the AR images yourself by downloading the app on your android or apple 

Mark