Background image of our amphitheatre mowed in the side of the dike during our exhibition on June 16th 2023


Discovering the Land of Chabot taught us to experience our environment through all senses. When treating places with a strong analytical approach, we miss the essence of the space and qualities that make us develop identity. This is why we shall not underestimate so-called ‘interstitial or left-over’ spaces, but ought to search for their hidden beauty. We do not need to add functions to create a sense of place. Instead, we need to embrace wild, empty natural areas as the valuable element that they are, as they create diversity in our environment and have the potential to foster new beginnings. The transience of life is inevitable and change is one thing we can be sure of. The highway that has cut through the Land van Chabot gives the opportunity to reinvent the area, to gather together and protect what is important for the local society. We want to embrace the strength of local communities. We reinvent our surroundings, while simultaneously these surroundings build our identity. Let us look at changes as unexpected visitors that open doors towards new possibilities.