Witte Rook


February, 2021, Witte Rook, Breda, Netherlands

The residency at Witte Rook on the one hand helped us to develop our artistic positions and questions but also to explore them through actions in the neighborhood. We see public space as a realm where we can engage with people who we do not know to extent our perspectives.

The actions included using the window of the Buurtsalon as a mind map for public thinking, reading books in public space, inviting others to read their books, creating a space for listing to stories, making chai and sharing it and last but not least inviting people to have food together at Witte Rook on the last day. From our practical experience we developed a score that we call Toolkit for Public Commoning. It is an attempt to share our working methods and to invite others to try them.