Up until the sixties of the last century, De Zuidelijke Wandelweg marked the southern border of Amsterdam. Many citizens would come here on Sundays to wander and forget about their hectic lives in the city.
Currently, only a fraction of the road still exists, everything else has disappeared because of the city’s expansion.
The project uses the premise that a place has no identity of itself; it’s the people that live there that give meaning to the landscape and provide identity. It’s their stories that provide continuity between past, present and future. The construction of the Zuidas area has broken this continuity. It basically wiped out whatever was there before. There is no past, not even a present, only an imagined future.
Former residents are asked to access their memories and walk this old pastoral road 70 years after its heyday.