This note initiates the possible re-articulation of the traditional ‘korjaal’ as pontoons for physically supporting new occupiable platforms which float above the water surface. It is projected that these new planes of occupation can provide new options for light, discrete and moving interaction with the river.

Through co-option, it acknowledges the value of traditional technologies and material knowledge, while expanding the possibilities of their application.

The scale and engineering of this re-articulation should also facilitate the dismantling of the platforms and reversion of the ‘korjaal’ to its traditional uses.

This project is part of a Fellowship supported by Tilting Axis and Het Nieuwe Instituut, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Museum, De Appel, The Black Archives and Melly.

*korjaal (pronounced kȯr-ē-al) is a dug-out or canoe.

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