Photo by Oum ‘Abdillaah

In celebration of our dualistic nature, and as a gentle reminder there is more than one side to every story, I’d like to share with you one of my favourite moments of 2014.


Together with Sabine Bolk I organised a front yard election in our neighbourhood last year. For a whole month people could vote for their favourite front yard and we also put together a mixed specialism jury to select three winning front yards. On the final election day, as an award ceremony for the jury prizes we toured the neighbourhood visiting the winning front yards.


When we arrived at the winner of the first prize, his daughter came out and took a picture of all the people gathered in front of their house. I see happy faces. I remember her making the photo and making a photo of her making the photo. I remember the moment, still makes me smile. Definitely one of my favourite moments of 2014.