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# DISASTER TO CONNECT

PHILIPSDORP CONNECTION WITH THE STADIUM. DISASTER TO CONNECT.

 

Jelle Heuver & Yoonkyung Jung

 

During our interviews in Philipsdorp we came to the conclusion that the people from the neighbourhood didn’t know each other very well. This is the only occasion on which they organized an event in the neighbourhood. So when the renovation of the area started, people had to temporarily move out. Their daily routines were disrupted and they started to talk about their common problems. Having a common problem in this case served as a common interest. We liked the effect of uncomfortable situations in bringing people together, so we designed small 'disasters’ that take the neighbours out of their daily routine and provide a situation to connect with each other. Using the waste that is left behind after the football matches, we created small obstacles that will provoke neighbours to start talking.