Minseong Wang

Department: Man and Leisure

Tales of Veenhuizen

This project aims to introduce Veenhuizen outside the Netherlands so that more people can learn about its unique history and heritage. Originally a privately run reform colony for the poor and homeless, Veenhuizen later became a state-run labour institution for convicted criminals. The village buildings have moralising messages engraved in their facades. The short story collection Tales of Veenhuizen uses these to demonstrate how the town administrators cultivated every aspect of life. Sustainability, social reform and the role of design are matters of interest worldwide, and this town is a unique testimony to them.

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