SIR_4390.jpg
Kamiel Proost Niuew en Meer
Kamiel Proost Niuew en Meer
Ayla
Ayla

I've lived here in total 5 years, there were a lot of lessons I’ve learned here… but if anything I think I managed to overcome my fears, not only of spiders, who used to be an issue, they’re friends now… but that went together with my fear of failure, I've learned that experiments can lead you to unknown paths that can be more beautiful than a pre-plan designed. I lost my fear of the experiment and the failure it might represent.

Everyone who comes here learns something else, but it’s always from the way of possibilities.

That is what makes us so strong, the tendency to look at the options and possibilities in a very non-restrictive way and to have that open mind towards things creates a space that vibrates this. People who come here at a festival, they get inspired, they see the options and possibilities and take that back home with them.


Daan ADM
Daan ADM

People know me as Daan, I came here a bit more than 11 years ago to the ADM terrain because I was playing music with some people who lived here. 
We were playing in a band and we were quite active in squat places to create culture over there. 
We were evicted from our own squat and one of the guys invited us to stay here for a while. 
Getting here was a very interesting growing experience, to have to figure out that my definition of free spaces was not other people’s definition for that. 
When I arrived here I was super young and naive about certain things and I couldn’t see the amount of work that was put here until the moment I got here… I was like the young dog that needed to learn about this place. One of the things that I have really learned was to let go of past conceptions about how to do things in a group. I wanted to plan things ahead and come up with projects for the whole group, but this wasn’t Necessarily what was welcome here. This is a very unique space where the individual has a lot of freedom. This community does not have a core set of guidelines set in stone. A lot of living communities have a mission statement but this community did not have a mission statement, it was all implicit.

SIR_4396.jpg
SIR_0327-Edit.jpg
Frans Niuew en Meer
Frans Niuew en Meer
SIR_4398.jpg
SIR_4336.jpg
SIR_5336.jpg
Richard Niuew en Meer
Richard Niuew en Meer
SIR_5337.JPG
heinn.jpg
SIR_4159.jpg
Reina Niuew en Meer
Reina Niuew en Meer
Marign.jpg
SIR_5093.jpg
Marign-2.jpg
SIR_4171.jpg
SIR_4199.jpg
SIR_4290.jpg
SIR_4677.jpg
Eugene.jpg
Erik Niuew en Meer
Erik Niuew en Meer
SIR_4332.jpg
SIR_4371.jpg
SIR_0223.jpg
SIR_5251.jpg
SIR_0350.jpg
Achmad.jpg
SIR_4390.jpg
Kamiel Proost Niuew en Meer
Ayla
Daan ADM
SIR_4396.jpg
SIR_0327-Edit.jpg
Frans Niuew en Meer
SIR_4398.jpg
SIR_4336.jpg
SIR_5336.jpg
Richard Niuew en Meer
SIR_5337.JPG
heinn.jpg
SIR_4159.jpg
Reina Niuew en Meer
Marign.jpg
SIR_5093.jpg
Marign-2.jpg
SIR_4171.jpg
SIR_4199.jpg
SIR_4290.jpg
SIR_4677.jpg
Eugene.jpg
Erik Niuew en Meer
SIR_4332.jpg
SIR_4371.jpg
SIR_0223.jpg
SIR_5251.jpg
SIR_0350.jpg
Achmad.jpg
Kamiel Proost Niuew en Meer
Ayla

I've lived here in total 5 years, there were a lot of lessons I’ve learned here… but if anything I think I managed to overcome my fears, not only of spiders, who used to be an issue, they’re friends now… but that went together with my fear of failure, I've learned that experiments can lead you to unknown paths that can be more beautiful than a pre-plan designed. I lost my fear of the experiment and the failure it might represent.

Everyone who comes here learns something else, but it’s always from the way of possibilities.

That is what makes us so strong, the tendency to look at the options and possibilities in a very non-restrictive way and to have that open mind towards things creates a space that vibrates this. People who come here at a festival, they get inspired, they see the options and possibilities and take that back home with them.


Daan ADM

People know me as Daan, I came here a bit more than 11 years ago to the ADM terrain because I was playing music with some people who lived here. 
We were playing in a band and we were quite active in squat places to create culture over there. 
We were evicted from our own squat and one of the guys invited us to stay here for a while. 
Getting here was a very interesting growing experience, to have to figure out that my definition of free spaces was not other people’s definition for that. 
When I arrived here I was super young and naive about certain things and I couldn’t see the amount of work that was put here until the moment I got here… I was like the young dog that needed to learn about this place. One of the things that I have really learned was to let go of past conceptions about how to do things in a group. I wanted to plan things ahead and come up with projects for the whole group, but this wasn’t Necessarily what was welcome here. This is a very unique space where the individual has a lot of freedom. This community does not have a core set of guidelines set in stone. A lot of living communities have a mission statement but this community did not have a mission statement, it was all implicit.

Frans Niuew en Meer
Richard Niuew en Meer
Reina Niuew en Meer
Erik Niuew en Meer
show thumbnails