HOME = HERE Groningen

Selwerd is a district of the city Groningen in The Netherlands. In this area an enormous diversity of people live together. Selwerd is an example of our changing society. Its original form – living in one area from birth until death – doesn’t apply anymore. This form of town-planning is outdated. More than 88 different nationalities live in Selwerd nowadays.

What is essential to the people of Selwerd? Martin and Inge collected stories of freedom and charitas. Can you still feel at home when the world around you is changing so drastically? And how does this area compare to other places in the world?

Tobias Mathijsen and Marieke Wijnen

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