Het Blauwe Huis
As initiator of the brainstormproject Het Blauwe Huis (‘The Blue House’) Jeanne van Heeswijk wanted to establish a house for culture and research into the development and evolution of history and experimental communities. The Blue House is situated at the centre of Housing Block 35 on Ijburg. Van Heeswijk invites artists, architects, thinkers, writers and scholars of various nationalities to live and work in The Blue House. By actively involving others to their work, they create a cultural infrastructure around the house, with a continuous exchange between the inhabitants of Block 35 and the rest of IJburg. Block 35 is one of the first IJburg sections. The Blue House can therefore follow the development of IJburg and this new community up close. This combination of location and a particular moment in time, coupled with the opportunity to be temporary residents of IJburg, offers participants an ideal platform for studying, acting on and co-designing its public space.