Docklands is an ongoing research, documenting the transition of former harbor areas in Amsterdam, New York and London.

Focusing on the high demand for living near the water, the project tries to get a grip on shifting social demographics, waterfront development and similarities within these cities.

Amsterdam, New York and London were once great harbors, where many ships were built. This industrial labor required vast open spaces and created jobs and a community of dockworkers in nearby residences. During an era of globalisation and growth, these docklands were relocated elsewhere and the areas fell into decay. The project looks at how the regeneration affects communities and the urban environment.

During the process of making this body of work, Sem Langendijk produces a publication on each city. These series or sub-stories highlight a specific element within these transitions. As the project evolves, connections will be made between these stories, working towards a larger book and exhibition in 2020.  

The sub-stories are found under their titles, and the publications can be purchased in the shop.

The research and continuation of the project can be followed on this page. 

The project is supported by AFK and Mondriaanfonds. 


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