Museum Rotterdam started a participation project in 2011. During this project, caregivers, among others, were linked to designers / artists. Together they looked at how they could make the work of caregivers easier and thought about ideas that could be applicable to several people.
Bas Kortmann was linked to Nellie who has a spastic son, Ferry. Her mother is in a wheelchair. During the conversations to find out what Bas could do for her, there appeared to be a great need to have more contact with her neighbors.
We then thought of organizing a neighborhood picnic. A small festival where creative people from the neighborhood gave workshops and Powerboat provided the decoration, music, games and publicity. There were midget shuffleboards, chair hockey (especially for Ferry) and a photo domino was made where local residents took pictures with each other.