The Neighbourhood Shop is a mobile store filled with products that are custom designed for neighbourly situations – everything from sound-reduction slippers to an all-inclusive block party bash, and from ‘No Junk Mail’ stickers to neighbourly reparation gifts. The Shop distributes neighbourly awareness house-to-house, neighbourhood-to-neighbourhood. At a time when such values fall exclusively under the domain of policymakers, The Neighbourhood Shop returns responsibility to citizens. After all, having neighbours is the first step in the formation of a community.
The Neighbourhood Shop was developed in collaboration with designers from the Sandberg Institute. During Paradiso’s Love in the City festival, the Neighbourhood Shop toured through various neighbourhoods in Amsterdam for 3 weeks. Then in the Spring of 2008, the Shop travelled to 3 other major cities.