Trusted Subcultures

Trusted Subcultures


Erik Rietveld (RAAAF)

links: project page


“Trusted Subcultures” is a design-cum-manifesto for a new public space to arise on the waters of Amsterdam. The project addresses several questions vital for a better understanding of our everyday living environment: A lot of our governments’ funds go towards the improvement of social cohesion, but what is “social cohesion” in the first place? How is it possible for strangers – people from different subcultures – to become “trusted familiar strangers”? The design takes an innovative and optimistic concept of the stranger as its starting point. The proposal for a temporary floating park offers flexibilility and a variety of possibilities for action, which makes it into a very suitable pilot project for developing a new understanding of social cohesion in public space.


partners: studio RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances]


Studio RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances]