Vision Your Voice


Vision Your Voice

Are you a resident of Beverwijk, Ijmuiden, Wijk aan Zee or the towns in the municipality of Velsen and are you over 18 years old?

We invite you to tell us your photo-story: How do you see the future in your town amidst pollution?

This website will become a database and a visual archive that explores plural visions of (sustainable) urban futures in the polluted towns in this region.

Who are we? We are a team consisting of anthropologists, human geographers, international development and governance scholars based at Utrecht University exploring everyday lives and futures amidst industrial pollution across the Ijmond and Ijmound region (Project: ReNew) LINK

How can your voice and you future vision be heard? Make a photo of anything that you would like to draw our attention to with regards to your everyday life and how you see the futures in your town. The quality of the photo is not important, it may be taken by any phone or camera or any other device.

We also need your story. With the picture(s) please send us a couple of sentences that explain the photo(s). We don’t need your real name (we are protecting your privacy!).

What we need is: What do we need to know about you? How long have you been living in the area? How old are you?
Where and when was it taken? What does the photo (or photos) represent? What is the story behind you’d like to tell? (you may take the space to write, there is space!)
What kind of future is it?

Please enter your story with the button below and send you photo(s) to our team. Your photo-story will appear on this website and Vision your Voice.

Thank You!

Together we can make your voice heard