British Expeditionary Force Researching in Bijlmer, Amsterdam:
Base camp, Flatstation, artist's atelier housing cooperative:
For three months, from June to September, Sue Corke is based in Amsterdam, Bijlmer. Working in the city at Amsterdams Grafish Atelier on print projects and carrying out research in this suburb of Amsterdam, once a no-go ghetto, now under redevelopment since the El Al plane crash of October 1992.
The El Al Flight 1862 crash into one of the tower blocks highlighted the state's abandonment of a suburb in which many illegal immigrants were living. The authorities shamefully could not quickly report accurately on numbers killed. Since then the area has become much greener, some blocks have been torn down, new housing developed, and artists and families are being encouraged to move in.
El Al Flight crash, 1992, (wikipedia)