Project ‘Straatpoëzie’: Mapping Poetry in Public Spaces

In collaboration with the ICT department of her university, OSL PhD-canditate Kila van der Starre (Utrecht University) has launched the website ‘Straatpoëzie’: http://straatpoezie.nl/ . This site is intended to use the reach and power of crowdsourcing to create the first inventory of poetry in public spaces in the Netherlands and Flanders. There are myriads of poems to be found and read in streets, but until now nobody knows where, by whom and how many they are. At this point around 500 points have been mapped and collected in the database. Please contribute tot he project and add as of yet undocumented poems to the database by using this form http://straatpoezie.nl/gedicht-toevoegen/. Kila van der Starre will use the results of this project in her PhD-research on ‘Poëzie buiten het boek’.