Motivation

While researching and conducting interviews the past 5 years which culminated into the exhibition The Unwanted Land that was exhibited at Museum Beelden aan Zee and The Wanted Land at David Hall, we realized that there was more to the story, the project, and that the participants who are interested in it should have a hand in developing the narrative, or rather diverse narratives. This platform attempts to bring all of the information about the Hortus Malabaricus on one website so that anyone can access the information where diverse perspectives, visions, histories, personal research, etc. come together in one space and can be shared by a range of people. In this way participants can comment on the texts and contributions of others, as well as the videos that are uploaded to the site. An online community platform with a more pluralistic approach to the subject matter which offers manifold perspectives of knowledge production and storytelling.