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The NDSM wharf has a rich history we actually don’t dwell upon, as we wander around during festivals like VOLTT or DGTL. North has been undergoing a surge of redevelopment over the last few years, and it wasn’t always the creative and hip area as we know it now.
NDSM has a unique atmosphere which is in stark contrast to the bustle of the old city center. The former shipyard started life in the 19th century. It used to be one of the largest shipbuilding facilities worldwide, but in 1984 NDSM went bankrupt and closed its doors. During the ’90s however, it became something of a haven for artists, squatters and skaters. Slowly, the area started to regenerate and now it’s one of the city’s prime spaces for creativity and development.
Now you can go back in time through a unique collection of photographs from the NDSM archives, printed on vinyl, that’ll be on display at Pllek starting next week. Maybe you’ll look at the area differently next time you venture north.
NDSM – EENS WERD ER SCHEPEN GEBOUWD
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