Knowledge exchange

Since the start of the Afrikaanderwijk Cooperative, there has been a lot of interest in the knowledge and experience gained by the cooperative in the field of self-organization, developing and setting up of cooperative workshops and talent-driven development. In the Gemaal op Zuid we regularly meet with policymakers (government and businesses), artist-driven organisations, schools and universities to talk about how we do things in the Afrikaanderwijk.

The neighbourhood cooperative is part of local and international networks of like-minded initiatives. In addition, we work together with various departments of the Hogeschool Rotterdam and we are involved in studies of the Erasmus University and the University of Utrecht, among others. The results and acquired knowledge are shared (inter) nationally in exhibitions such as the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, The Value of Nothing in TENT. and at the Venice Architecture Biennale.