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Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries
Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries
Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries, 'Ideen Bibliotheek' (2020), Werkplaats Molenwijk, Amsterdam
Poster, Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries (2020)
Poster ontwerp Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries
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Fanzine, Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries (2020)

Fanzine: Ideas for crisis and community by Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries

During his residency at Werkplaats Molenwijk, social artist Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries worked on an idea library containing 120 sketched plans for social interventions, which stimulate conversation. With these ideas as a source of inspiration, local residents discussed their own issues during weekly consultation hours in Werkplaats Molenwijk in order to develop new ideas and insights.

A retrospect of his residency is now available in the form of a fanzine. Here you will find sketched examples for community projects and a look back on the issues that came up.

fanzine Domenique Vries Molenwijk

Image: Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries (2020)

In September 2020, Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries started his residency in Werkplaats Molenwijk. Werkplaats Molenwijk, part of art platform Framer Framed, is a communal space and artist’s residence in Amsterdam-Noord that offers a space to connect the neighborhood with cultural initiatives. Himmelsbach’s residency lasted two months, in which he was present every week from Wednesday to Friday.

Molenwijk Tour

You are most welcome to visit Werkplaats Molenwijk as part of Amsterdam Art Week. On 26 June, 2021 Werkplaats Molenwijk will be the starting point of a tour through the neighbourhood given by Sietske Roorda. At 12.00 our doors open and at 12:30 the tour along the public art in the Molenwijk starts. Sietske did research on the neighbourhood for Public Art Amsterdam and also made a podcast about it. Sietske Roorda is a researcher, writer and editor specialised in contemporary art with a special interest in politically engaged and feminist art.

You will also have the opportunity to visit a presentation by Himmelsbach de Vries on his Idea Library. During his residency at Werkplaats Molenwijk, social artist Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries worked on an ideas library containing 120 sketch plans for social interventions. He developed the library in dialogue with local residents during weekly consultation hours. During these consultation hours, local residents could bring in their own issues, receive artistic reflection and develop new ideas.


Werkplaats Molenwijk
Molenaarsweg 3
1035EJ Amsterdam

Werkplaats Molenwijk is made possible by:
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, De Alliantie, Bank Giro Loterij Fonds en Stadsdeel Noord.

Werkplaats Molenwijk is an initiative by Framer Framed. Framer Framed is supported by Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Stadsdeel Oost.

Amsterdam Noord / Community & Learning / Molenwijk /


Exhibition: Shaping Feelings

An online presentation of Framer Framed in collaboration with Amsterdam Museum


Guided tour in the Molenwijk
Tour at Werkplaats Molenwijk led by Sietske Roorda on public art
Himmelsbach's Library of Ideas
Artistic reflections of Himmelsbach at Werkplaats Molenwijk


Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries