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I made a one year photo-doc on the LBB, resulting in a book:
The story continues.
The large grain-transhipment Landbouwbelang (LBB), on the banks of the Meuse at the height of the Basin, was squatted in 2002. The place has developed over the years into a flywheel for experiment, talent development, sustainability and (youth) culture. For many fellow citizens, however, the Landbouwbelang still is a blind spot. Bert Janssen, active since 1995 as a freelance photographer, decided to make a photo-documentary on this place, its inhabitants and its many initiatives.
The book is a sleek selection of the best images, accompanied by short texts. For over a decade, Maastricht is enriched by this cultural freezone and its colorful residents.It has become a well attended international venue, a place for exhibition, with studios,workshops, and a vegan-food place to eat. Also the Landhuis with repair cafe and pizza bakery, the design group Demotech and a bargain shop (Weggeefwinkel) must be seen!
While squatting is prohibited by law since this year, the alternative lifestyle of the LBB is more relevant than ever. The pioneers saw especially the infinite possibilities offered by this colossal space. They created the conditions for creativity and experimentation. "On our own, with personal responsibility and sustainability we achieved a lot with little money. All the current government stands for, we already do for years'