Arthur van der Laaken

Department: Man and Public space

Rear view

Walking along the Dutch-Belgian border for his research, Arthur van der Laaken was struck by the landscape. He saw fences, walls, old sheds, abandoned vehicles; all kinds of things, stretching for miles, except a ‘normal’ street view. Belgium and the Netherlands seem to be living with their backs towards each other. This project is a summary of Arthur’s journey. From the first steps in registering his findings to preliminary sketches for a landscape that is not usually acknowledged or enjoyed. Finding the good sides to a world that has come into existence unintentionally; how does it work and what could be designed for it?

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman