Having squared, rounded,  compressed, folded and weighted down the Netherlands, I then looked into the idea of using text. I took ‘the Netherlands’ and ran it through an anagram maker – a surprising number of words emerged. Did the same thing in Dutch – ‘het koninkrijk der nederlanden’ – again I netted a lot of words. Then took the words that could – loosely – be applied to ‘the engine called Ruilverkaveling’ – the land consolidation projects that transformed more than 70% of the Netherlands agricultural areas in the last century. Used those to construct the map that is appearing and disappearing below. It turns out to be a conversation as well as a map …. animation needs some work still, but the idea is there.

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