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Village of Ethics


Since 1909, there have been name-plates on the houses surrounding the prisons in Veenhuizen, with moralistic sayings on them that would remind the prisoners how to be «a good human being».

Sunniva asked the current inhabitants of Veenhuizen; what would you have written on your nameplate if you could choose?
Based on conversations that emerged,
Sunniva made a collection of bricks, engraved with a variety of ethics or core values.

With the aim of making the visitor of Veenhuizen reflect on their own ethics and core values, and look at Veenhuizens history in a different way, they would be encouraged to choose one brick- and have it placed in a designated place in Veenhuizen.
Sunniva envisions a growing path made by the bricks going through the village, creating a timeline and a worldly collection of ethics; truly making Veehuizen a Village of Ethics.



One of the original nameplates in Veenhuizen :
“Order and dicipline”

A  nameplate based on what I could imagine my
generation would choose:
 “Sexual freedom”





“Help eachother”


“Accept everyone”

“Freedom”


“Sunshine”

“Fit and vital”


“Knowledge is Power”