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Poster, Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries (2020)
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Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries, 'Ideeën bibliotheek', Werkplaats Molenwijk (2020)

4 Dec –
31 Dec 2020

Himmelsbach's Library of Ideas

During his two month residency at Werkplaats Molenwijk, social artist Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries worked on a library of ideas 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.

As a result of his residency, Himmelsbach will make the ideas available to the residents of Molenwijk, in a way that nobody can miss. Around 120 idea sketches are displayed on lampposts throughout the neighbourhood from Friday the 4th of December 2020. Himmelsbach invites you to take a healthy and inspiring walk through Molenwijk during these dark days and to use this unconventional way of thinking for your own issues.

Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries, Ideën Bibliotheek (2020), Werkplaats Molenwijk

In addition to this, a fanzine will be published, containing Himmelsbach’s retrospect of his residency. The retrospect is enriched with sketches and ideas gained during his residency. The Himmelsbach Method is introduced too, where the reader gets tips on how to approach their problems in a refreshing way. The fanzine will be available in a limited edition print at the beginning of December 2020.

An article appeared about Himmelsbach’ residency in Werkplaats Molenwijk in the Noord-Amsterdams Nieuwsblad.


Werkplaats Molenwijk
Molenaarsweg 3
1035 EJ 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 / Molenwijk /


Guided tour in the Molenwijk
Tour at Werkplaats Molenwijk led by Sietske Roorda on public art


Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries