“Eastside – Westside”
Work in progress, 2021/2022.
Wittevrouwenveld, Wyckerpoort: The Green Carpet.
Mariaberg, Blauwdorp, Trichterveld: The Blue Carpet.
Maastricht, the Netherlands.
A project about these 2 working-class neighborhoods in Maastricht. Both districts were mainly realized after reconstruction (after WWll) became deprived areas, and are now being transformed through demolition, renovation, sustainability and new construction. Traditionally, these are neighborhoods where the workers lived who worked at the Sphinx, ENCI etc., say “in ‘t febrik” (factories). What are the neighborhoods like in 2021? What are the expectations of the residents and how do new residents experience the neighborhoods? Is gentrification here and what does that mean for the original inhabitants and the character of these neighborhoods? In "east" one already speaks for example of the “The Golden Carpet”. What are the similarities and what are the differences between the two neighborhoods?