The city center organisation ‘Vaart in Assen’ (ViA) has taken the initiative to further develop the City Center Vision Assen (Binnenstadsvisie Assen). A combination of visual artists and spatial designers (including NOHNIK) have worked together on the central theme from the City Center Vision: ‘Drents DNA’. In four workshops led by Sjoerd Wagenaar and Esther Steenbergen, we jointly discussed and researched the meaning of ‘Drents DNA’. The outcomes include: activating the voids in the back areas in the city centre, research greening and the role of the car, looking at opportunities for the rooftop landscapes, give room to experimenting and initiatives. The results and ideas were presented on the 10th of May.

Sketch representing the outcomes and ideas of the brainstorm sessions