The multimedia project www.tracyinnederland.nl is an initiative of Tracy Metz, on the occasion of her being awarded the Maaskant Prize of 2016. This is a prize for persons who have made an important contribution to the debate on architecture, landscape and urbanism.
The website contains three multimedia tours – on water, housing and leisure –, a ‘shop window’ (‘etalage’) with an anthology of her work and an essay entitled ‘The Dark Side of Urban Success’ in which she reflects on past and future developments in successful cities. She describes how major forces such as mass tourism, foreign investments and a severe shortage of housing put pressure on the city, but at the same time are the result of its success. The question she poses is: How can we manage that success in such a way that it doesn’t simply overwhelm us, but improves the city?
Read ‘The Dark Side of Urban Success’ (PDF, 1.8 Mb)
Read the Maaskant Prize jury report (PDF, 25kB)
Tracy in NL was created by:
Production – Submarine (Bruno Felix, Corine Meijers, Aart Jan van der Linden, Christiaan de Rooij)
Multimediatours – De Kostgangers (Geert van de Wetering, Daniëlle Emans)
Drawings – Jan Rothuizen
Animations – Franka Wiggers
Grafisch design essay – Hamid Sallali
Project coordination – Sanne van der Beek and Baptist Brayé