Columbusplein, una república independiente en el oeste de Amsterdam

Uit: experimenta_ magazine

The Independent Republic of Columbusplein is a micronation that was born in Amsterdam in 2014. Like any other country, it boasts its own flag, local currency and stamps. It also organizes its own Olympic Games and even has its own space program. The project, fruit of a research program Social Design for Wicked Problems, led by Tabo Goudswaard, was an initiative of studio Jorge Rubio Mañes. It offers creative solutions that promote intercultural integration and improve the quality of life of the residents of one of the city’s mostvulnerable neighbourhoods.