Local residents were surprised to discover that a metro station entrance had popped up at the Julianalaan in Leeuwarden on Saturday.
Translation by Traci White
The entrance to a metro station suddenly appeared over the weekend at the roundabout at the Julianapark in Leeuwarden. Omrop Fryslân reports that the station is a work of art that is meant to inspire conversations about accessibility.
Suksawat reports that the piece, which was created by Willem de Haan, has previously appeared in areas described as being on the periphery of the country, fa rbeyond the Randstad. It has been set up in wide open fields near Overijssel, Haarle, Deventer and Zutphen.
The station entrance seems to have been consumed by grass, and is complete with a blue and yellow OV bike parked against the railing and a security camera.
In Leeuwarden, the questions that the piece is meant to raise are related to travel to and from the Randstad, and whether or not improving infrastructure is a blessing or a curse with increased tourist numbers.
The metro station’s presence in Leeuwarden is a project by Leeuwarden-based art initiative VHDG (Voorheen de Gemeente) and LF2018. The metro will be on display throughout November.
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