Joke Robaard

  • JASPUNTKAART (2007–2008) researches the social relations within an urban community by zooming in on people’s coats and homes as part of the project Kijken naar Haarlem-Oost. The coat is a garment that, like the contours of a home, negotiates between private and public space. Stories, testimonies, drawings and photographs of residents’ coats were collected and positioned on a large-scale map of the neighbourhood. The project entailed an evening program with short lectures on the history and etymology of archetypal coats and a communal catwalk centering around the coats of three central members of the community about to retire: the butcher, the fishmonger and the neighbourhood manager.