Past the present / by Sander Martens

© Sander Martens

© Sander Martens

Once the university’s biological center, “de Biotoop” in Haren (the Netherlands) is currently inhabited by a community of artists and young families. In a few years’ time though, it will be demolished to make way for luxury villas and apartments. Although photographed in the present, “Past the Present” provides a confronting look into the near future, in which “de Biotoop” will have become part of the past.