Artists revive community centers in Amsterdam West

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At a time when budget cuts in Welfare and closing facilities are common stories in the Netherlands, artists and residents celebrate the reopening of their community room in a modest Amsterdam neighborhood. The Bookstore, a collective of artists with a social aim set in Bos en Lommer, opened four community centers and workshops in the past three years. By the formerly closed center, now called “little workshop”, children learn to build karts and kites themselves through free activity afternoons. Can artists bring new life into the neighborhood ? Neighborhood children learning…read more