Dwelling with Seasonal Neighbours


During the summer of 2018, a temporal pavilion or House for Seasonal Neighbours was installed in a typical Flemish landscape of fields, scattered houses, retail and infrastructure. An explanation board communicated to visitors and occasional passers-by in five languages that “it is a monument for the homeless presence of seasonal labourers in the region” and invited them to enter. As a simple gesture, the intervention sits on the intersection of more complex evolutions in Belgian horticulture and European migration. Its creation was part of a larger artistic research project into the lived spaces of migrant labourers, by three befriended architects and with Ciel Grommen as the main initiator.


Email: cielgrommen@hotmail.com

Website: https://www.seasonalneighbours.com


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