Rob Snelling is a Melbourne-based Master of Architectural Engineering student, working at the intersection of sustainability, community and technology. He is a sub-editor for Failed Architecture and a breakfast radio presenter for 3CR. When not writing and exploring our cities, Rob indulges in some rejuvenation in nature, accompanied by a yoga mat, a curious mind and a nice warm cup of coffee.
The neighbourhood of Kolenkit is not the sort of Amsterdam found in tourist brochures. But, in 2010, a group of community artists moved into “the most problematic neighbourhood in the Netherlands” and started working to improve Kolenkit's title. Rob Snelling tells the story of a community repaired with art and ingenuity.