• Accidents as heritage: our fascination with a specific type of train crash

        On Monday, November 2nd 2020, a train belonging to the Rotterdam Metro network crashed through its barrier at Spijkenisse station, and came to a standstill atop a work of art depicting two whaletails. Much to the surprise of everyone including the artist who fashioned the artwork, the structure proved strong enough to keep the entire train aloft. An understandably shaken driver was taken out of the train through a back door. As it was an empty train, no one was hurt; how the incident could occur is apparently still unclear. If the image above comes across as somewhat familiar, that is quite understandable. As long as we’ve had…

  • About Quiosq

    Welcome to the web site of Quiosq, a new company from the Netherlands devoted to making European heritage projects possible. A ‘quiosque’ is a integral part of public life on the streets of Lisbon; a communal place where people gather to purchase a multitude of items, from cups of coffee to newspapers. In a sense, it is a distribution point of information and experiences, facilitating the human capacity to connect, share and feel at home. The sextagonal building not only offers customers the opportunity to talk to the proprietor, but also to witness and learn from each other. The purpose of our Dutch company Quiosq is similar. We are rooted…