THE DOCKLANDS PROJECT is a portrait of the changing harbour city. Working in Amsterdam, New York and London, some of the worlds most important historical and thriving cities, photographer Sem Langendijk creates a body of work that analyses the post-industrial city through the harbour area.
The Docklands Project is a photographic research initiated in 2015. The starting point were the disused open spaces in the docklands of Amsterdam, but the project evolved towards an in-depth research into different systems that influence the transition of high profile cities of today. Focusing on the high demand for living near the water, the project tries to get a grip on shifting demographics, waterfront development and gentrification.
The project analyses the 3 cities Amsterdam, New York and London. Each of these cities' docklands is in a different stage of transition. From temporary usage to new financial city districts, with different characteristics that are defined by cultural and historical backgrounds. All three series are published in zine-form which can be bought in the SHOP.
The project has been supported by the Mondriaan Fund, which contributed to the project through a Stipend for Emerging Artists
and by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts through a Project Grant.
To become involved in the continuation of the project into a photobook, please visit the SUPPORT page.
- AMSTERDAM (AGENCY)
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