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…were installed today along the perimeter bike path of the ‘new land’ of the massive port addition known as Maasvlakte 2, and this Saturday is the opening for the entire project – in partnership with Å B Ä K E. and commissioned by TAAK – encompassing a 25 minute video, the complete series of thirty ..

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…by frequent design collaborator Benjamin Reichen of Åbäke is in the works and today in Rotterdam we look at the new version, which tells the stories of 24 species of wildlife living within and around the heavy industry of the Port of Rotterdam that will also be recounted by the video we are producing in ..

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…ended with a flurry of muddy activity as rains let up, the sun came out, and we installed our two days of creations around the Stroom’s Foodprint Erasmusveld site, including the Butterfly Feeding Station, the Suitcase Bat House, the the Duck Drum Estate, the Buffet Worm Composting Station, the Washing Machine Drum Firepit, and many ..

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…(my project for Stroom’s Foodprint Erasmusveld, an experimental-settlement/ecological-exposition opening September 30th) consisted of a 10am pick-up by the Refunc folks in their cool truck for a ride to the site where we opened up a few shipping containers full of the domestic cast-offs (chairs, sinks, furniture, tires, etc.) they had been collecting for me – ..

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…from my a friend’s colorful apartment in MVDRV’s ship-like Silodam sitting over the water on concrete piers – is what I am lucky enough to be enjoying tonight as the sun goes down on a long invigorating day that started with yoga at one of my favorite studios anywhere, an endless afternoon bike ride all ..

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…are the handy recyclrey designery arty folks I’ll be working with on an upcoming project here in the fall produced by Stroom – so this afternoon in a jet-laggy daze I went to visit their two vast storage/studio spaces to select some materials for my upcoming project Composted Constructions from the amazing collections of industrial, ..

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…is a visionary permaculture landscape developing on a small tract of community gardening land in the modern outskirts of Den Haag – initiated by my British artist friend and developed, maintained, and cared for by local collaborators – (commissioned in 2009 by Stroom, who I am here meeting with about a new project for the ..

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…the public gardens of the royal palace, is where I find the happiest people in town today, sitting in a circle on the ground among their bikes playing guitars and singing about things I don’t understand – but the low point of the day was a visit to the nearby bustling soul-sucking supermarket of truly ..

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…shipping headquarters and migrant housing for the thousands of Dutch headed to New York’s Ellis Island used to occupy this stately 1901 building, which survived wartime bombing, at the tip of a peninsula in the Port of Rotterdam – now occupied by Hotel New York where I am comfortably staying for a couple of nights ..

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…is what I am noticing around springy Amsterdam today – after an early arrival to Schiphol for a few days around the Netherlands for meetings about upcoming projects  – as parents are moving their kids around town side-by-side, one pushing the other, resulting in very fast moving children, which must be super fun for them. ..

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…(or Cube Houses) especially the inviting central courtyards (featuring small retail spaces occupied by nail, massage, hair, and waxing salons) which I think were meant to feel like an abstract forest interior – were the highlight of a gloomy Dutch afternoon, where I find myself in town for a few days of meetings about a ..

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…is being created in the North Sea to extend the Port of Rotterdam, and today I had a tour of the mind-blowing vastness of this operation – not to be completed until 2030 – where I was also able to view a blind for bird-watching in this industrial landscape, and dress in an exciting fluorescent ..

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…this evening at the wonderful Stroom – described as “an independent foundation established in 1989 as is a centre for art and architecture with a wide range of activities, starting from the visual arts, architecture, urban planning and design the program focuses on the urban environment.” –  features exhibition spaces, public programming, commissioned civic projects, ..

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