Inspraakronde

(Dutch for ‘Public Consultation’) was situated in a neighborhood, notorious for its violence, drug abuse and broad range of other social problems. In 2000, the city council started with the redevelopment of this area. During this renewal process, the importance of citizen participation grew and a lot of different voices were heard. The residents were invited for public hearings where they could share their ideas on the different design proposals. Now that all the renovation is finished, the question remains whether their suggestions were met. Different quotes from the consultation sessions were used for this project in order to stimulate reflection upon the transformation of the area. For a week long, the quotes were presented on a billboard in the center of the neighborhood and residents were encouraged to reflect on their involvement in the democratic process.