Happy campers: Town turns into public campsite

23.08.2010 The Netherlands : Man-vendurism : DUEL

Castricum, the Netherlands – For 10 days this summer, the gardens and public parks in this North Holland town will make up a communal village green. As part of CityCamp Castricum, a project by artist Sabrina Lindemann, DUS architects and graphic agency DUEL, the town’s green spaces have been transformed into temporary campsites.

Guests are welcome to camp at designated locations throughout the town, including public parks and residents’ gardens. The townspeople and local businesses are also offering toilet facilities, hot showers and cups of coffee to the village campers, along with a host of other free activities including living room concerts, bingo at the bakery, and excursions into the woods and surrounding dunes.

The project responds to people’s desire for ‘more liveliness, spontaneity and surprises in the village’, say the organisers, echoing the battle cry of the Rurban Revolution.

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