This pop up book was an output of a research project involving interviewing Dutch residents in flood-prone areas as well as secondary research assisted by archivists.
“Creation: Week 2” retells the Genesis story as a history of water management as if the Dutch took over after God finished.
"God made the world, but the Dutch made the Netherlands." - Dutch saying
The history of the Netherlands is intertwined with water management. Centuries of projects increasing the amount of usable land have created the perception by the Dutch that the Netherlands is, literally, a place of their own creation.
Designed For: Student Project
Role: Researcher, Graphic Designer