Window Tale – Ciggie Butts!
Eigenwijks has been working to create socially strong and liveable neighbourhoods in Amsterdam Nieuw-West since 1958. One of the most essential conditions needed for such neighbourhoods is encounters between residents, which Eigenwijks works hard to organise. When this suddenly became impossible due to the outbreak of coronavirus, we immediately responded by developing new methods to enable locals to meet each other and us to meet them. We were thus able to maintain social cohesiveness, despite the physical distance between people. One of our most successful methods was Nieuw-West TV, an online platform that allowed residents to supply each other with the daily dose of social vitamins they all needed so badly. Nieuw-West TV broadcasts on Facebook, YouTube and Salto. This exhibition offers a good impression of the diversity of entries during the pandemic!