The beauty of the worst neighbourhoods

by vytasvulgaris

This picture by Laura Lapinskiene was taken this spring in one of the “officially worst” neighbourhoods of the Netherlands ( 40 wijken van Vogelaar).

With this i find inspiration to suggest the topic “the beauty of the worst neighbourhoods” not only as an anti-stigmatization campaign, but as a way to think about the spatial quality of the streets we live in or we (don’t) pass by. Where is the relation between the quality of space and social ‘data’ around them? And other way around: how do we (or our politicians) use social statistics to judge urban space and life quality? So i invite to observe and register by texts and snapshots the beauty of life in the worst neighbourhoods of our cities.