Due to closing of small businesses, more and more vacant store fronts appear in the Mathenessweg in Rotterdam. Besides deterioration of the business climate, this also negatively effects the perception of safety and liveability in the area. To tackle these problems residence set up neighbourhood enterprise. With support of the housing association Havensteder they commissioned Veldacademie to investigate possibilities to reduce vacancy and improve the liveability of the area.
Within this context Veldacademie organizes a special workshop in collaboration with the Urban Fabric studio as part of your curriculum. The workshop offers you the opportunity to work together with architects on a real case and learn new methods to deal with the urban issues at hand in Rotterdam deprived neighbourhoods. We happily invite you to join and read more on our website.