Chapter 3: 20th of March
The team has been walking around Groningen. With 2 questions in mind: a. lets know more about this big Forum building that’s being built; and, b. where are the young alternative people in Groningen?
This questions came up by two observations: the Forum architectural project seems to be very present in the Grand Theatre’s minds; the young audience seems to be almost absent from the Grand Theatre’s seats.
So we went to see a small exhibition in the center square, where the town hall presents what the Forum will be.
“A new covered plaza for the city”
“a spectacular building”
Height: 45 meters
Surface area: 17,000 m2
Volume : 80,000 m3
For the moment the Forum is an enormous empty space in the middle of Groningen’s center.
Then we went to the Academy of Fine Arts “Minerva”, and we interviewed some students in the canteen: where do the young artist meet?
We left with a list of self-runned galleries, bars, ateliers and artist’s living communities.
The plan today: go and see those trendy, young places and talk to this population.