The Schilderswijk (or Painters district) is a stone and asphalt dominated area in The Hague, the Netherlands. In this neighboorhood you’ll find al lot of low income households and imigrants. But it is also a resiliant neighboorhood, with very engaged people fighting against the negative stigmatisation and for a better living.
We live in this neighboorhood, and we wanted to do something to make it better.
So we launched a new project: The Hanging Gardens of the Schilderswijk.
A project which aims to make the Schilderswijk a greener and better place to live, and to connect and engage the citizens through gardening.
On June the 27th we organised a pilot workshop together with community center ‘De Mussen’.
During the workshop children made their own miniature gardens, helped by their parents, people of ‘De Mussen’ and alderman Joris Wijsmuller, who turned out to be a skilled carpenter.