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Green Cabinet

This project focuses on Schout Heynricstraat public square in the neighborhood Noord

of Rotterdam which contains beautiful greenery, a playground, a communal garden,

benches, and parking lots. It is particularly going to work on a cabin and garden next

to it, a project called De Schout (initiated by Floris Visser with the support of Stad in

de Maak and Gebiedscommissie Noord).

The project aims to turn this tiny cabin (and its garden) into the smallest public (open)

art space of the Rotterdam, called De Groene Kabinet (The Green Cabin).

At the heart of this project is creating a welcoming and vibrant art space which engages

the neighborhood, especially the young people, children, women, and elderly

through indoor and outdoor activities guided by invited artists and young professionals

working in the field of art and culture. We would like the space to function as a

connection between the neighborhood residents (or citizens of the city in general) and

a sphere of art and culture that comes right to their neighbourhood square.

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Filed under: Architecture, One-to-one scale Project, Public

About the Author

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Arvand Pourabbasi is an artist, architect, educator, and maker. He is a co-founder of WORKNOT! Arvand is a co-editor and facilitator in Sarmad, a platform dedicated to politics of image. He is also a co-founder and co-curator of Neverland Cinema, a weekly neighbourhood screening program focused on situated cinematography. His work has been presented in Venice Biennale of Architecture, Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Tehran Architecture Biennale, Showroom MAMA, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Architecture Banal, among more. Arvand holds a Masters degree in Interior Architecture (INSIDE) from Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunst in Den Haag; and he has been a recipient of Talent Development grant from Stimuleringsfonds (2019-2020). Arvand is currently teaching at Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, and formerly tutored at Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunst, Den Haag.

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