Commission: VOF Brilliant: Hannah Freud and Wieke v.d.Heiden.

Farewell Sint Jacob, Amsterdam – 2015

The Sint Jacob nursing home on the Plantage Middellaan closed her doors on 1 April 2016 after 150 years. I received a commission from VOF Brilliant, which offers projects in the health care sector, to use ritual interventions during the farewell evening in order to help the personnel bring up memories. Three rituals were used: in the director’s office, Dining with the Dead. A seating arrangement in the foyer with Persian carpets and Story Garlands and story necklaces, which they could drape around a respected colleague. And then Memory Things with the beautiful cabinet to recall stories, share, and visualize. Click on the photograph to see more images.  

With the assistance of Saar Frieling, Simone de Groot, Wendela Kloosterman, Itie Langeland, Mechtild Prins, Joanne Swaan and Bill Wei.